What is Thanksgiving without Cranberry Sauce. It adds both flavor and beauty to the Holiday meal. Homemade is so much better than the store bought and it is so easy to make. This cranberry sauce can be made ahead of time, or you can whip it up right before a meal. Some prefer it cold, others warm, and some at room temperature. Any which way, it is delicious!
12 oz. of fresh cranberries
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice pinch of salt (optional)
In a colander rinse cranberries with cold water. Place in a saucepan. Add maple syrup, orange juice, lemon juice and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, let simmer until the cranberry sauce reaches the desired consistency (about 7-12 min.)