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my homemade cranberry sauce

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a recipe by
Bonnie Beck
Route 66, AZ

I love cranberry sauce. I even love it on toast instead of Jam or Jelly. This is my secret recipe and it's the first time I have given it out. I hope you enjoy it.

★★★★★ 1
serves 12 servings
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For my homemade cranberry sauce

  • 2 bag
    12 oz. packags of fresh cranberries
  • 1 can
    12 oz. canada dry gingerale
  • 1 can
    14.5 oz sour cherries, drain
  • 2 c
    sugar (more or less depends on how tart or sweet you like your cranberry sauce)
  • a squeeze of lemon
  • 2
    cinnamon sticks
  • 1 c
    manischezwitz cherry wine
  • 1 can
    mandarin oranges in syrup. drained or not (optional)

How To Make my homemade cranberry sauce

  • 1
    Rinse and pick over the cranberries. Remove any stems.
  • 2
    Add the gingerale, cherry wine, juices from the canned cherries and canned mandarin oranges, the squeeze of lemon. and sugar. Stir until well distributed. Add the cranberries and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil and let slow boil for about 15 to 20 minutes, stirring. When you hear the cranberries begin to pop use your potato masher or the back of your spoon to mash some of them. Add the cherries and the mandarin oranges and simmer for 5 mintues. Remove from heat and place in containers you like. Cool and then refrigerate. Serve chilled.
  • 3
    Remove cinnamon sticks before refrigerating.