This isn't a request, but I didn't know where else to put it. I thought I'd share this recipe I found a few years ago. I LOVE it. For some reason, even though no one in my family like cranberry sauce, we feel bound by tradition to have it every Thanksgiving. It sits there sadly on the table, untouched. Until this! (well, my MIL makes very good cranberry sauce, too, but I don't know how she does it, so I can't post that recipe
)Cranberry Sauce Extraordinaire
And it's actually pretty easy and fast to throw together. I do it slightly differently, but it probably doesn't make a huge difference:
I used canned pears. Good fresh pears are nonexistent this time of year. I use about half a can for a double recipe, drain the juice, and use that as part of my two cups of water.
I dump the pears in with the oranges for pureeing.
I use a metric ton of cinnamon. Plus a few cinnamon sticks. And a little extra nutmeg.
I'm using raw sugar this year. No idea how that'll work, but I know I like it better in everything else.
I use the crock pot. I dump all the ingredients in, mix up, and then pour the boiling sugar water over the top. This is especially handy for making the day before. You get it good and cooked on Wednesday (just check on it every hour or so until berries have burst), flavors become good friends in the refrigerator overnight, and then you plug it in when you arrive at your parents' house a few hours before dinner. And if it's not hot enough by the time you eat, you can just throw it on the stove in a pot for a while.