Add Some Flare to Your Cranberries

I am not a huge cranberry fan, but Stella is and she loves, loves, loves this recipe.  So do many of my friends and I have been asked to post the recipe – told them they had to wait until it was cranberry season.  I was in the grocery yesterday and there they were – CRANBERRIES – so I bought some and made cranberry sauce last night.

A Different Kind of Cranberry Sauce


Cranberries (12 ozs.)
Blueberries (mine are frozen from picking in July)
1 Orange – try to get an organic one since you will be using the zest
1/2 – 3/4 cup sugar


1. Wash and pick through the cranberries, taking any bad one out and stems.


2. Take your orange and roll it on the counter – this helps with getting the most juice out of it.  Slice the orange in half and juice it.  Pour the juice into a glass measuring cup.  Once you have juiced the orange add water to equal 1 cup of liquid.

3. Place the cup of liquid and 1/2 – 3/4 cup sugar in the saucepan.  Most recipes call for 1 cup of sugar, since I use the orange and blueberries I cut the sugar – but it is really up to you.  Bring to a boil.

4. Once the liquid and sugar have come to a boil, add the cranberrries and the zest of the orange.  Mix and bring back to a boil.

5. Once it mixture has come to a boil, reduce the heat so that it is a gently boil and add the blueberries – I add anywhere from 1 – 1/2 cups. Stir.  Simmer for about 10 minutes.

6. Pour the sauce into a glass bowl or casserole dish, cover and let cool to room temperature.  Once it is room temperature place in the fridge.

Stella will ask for this with every meal and in her lunch until it is gone – about 4 days!

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6 Responses to Add Some Flare to Your Cranberries

  1. virginia says:

    sounds like a great recipe. I am addicted to picking blueberries and have bags in my freezer so I’m always looking to use them in something!
    Thanks for all the good ideas Pamela.

  2. Candace Coffin says:

    Stella is so lucky to have a mom that feeds her such delicious, nourishing food!! You have great ideas. I look forward to you daily posting!! Candace

    • simply0637 says:

      She tells me that I am the best mama every – almost daily! But I think I am pretty lucky to have the best girl ever!

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