Forget the can-shaped jelly roll and cook up my grandmother's easy recipe for a chunky, crunchy sweet cranberry sauce.
Ingredients (organic if possible):
- 16 oz. fresh cranberries
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- 1 cup celery, chopped fine
- 1 apple chopped fine
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Dash nutmeg
- Dash salt
1. Combine cranberries and 1 cup of water in a large stewpot and heat until boiling.
2. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir well and refrigerate overnight.
Notes: This cranberry relish recipe makes a large batch – enough for a Thanksgiving table – and can easily be cut in half. The sauce will last for days in the refrigerator and is a smart dish to make ahead.
image: Owl Pacino