Cranberry Orange Sauce Tips
What makes cranberry sauce gel?
Cranberries contains pectin, a natural starch found in many fruits and veggies, which gels when it's combined with sugar and acid.
How should you serve cranberry orange sauce?
Cranberry orange sauce can be served warm or cold. For instance, use it as a glaze for baked ham
or roasted pork, or spoon the chilled sauce over cream cheese as a no-fuss appetizer or over vanilla ice cream for an easy dessert.
How do you get the bitterness out of cranberry sauce?
To cut down on the bitterness in cranberry sauce, stir in maple syrup, sweet wine or sweetened fruit juice with a pinch of salt. The salt will intensify the flavor, so you don't have to add too much sweetener. Check out more problem-solving cooking tips for your holiday dinner
What can you add to cranberry sauce?
Cranberry sauce works great with different add-ins. You can upgrade the holiday staple by making cranberry sauce with walnuts
, chipotle-orange cranberry sauce
or apricot-apple cranberry sauce
. Round out your meal with sweet potato casserole
and apple pie
What can you do with leftover cranberry orange sauce?
You can use leftover cranberry orange sauce to make many recipes, including turkey gouda and apple sandwiches
, cranberry-sauerkraut meatballs
and cranberry orange cheesecake
!—Julie Schnittka, Taste of Home Senior Editor
and Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Social Media Editor
Heat 3 tablespoons light corn syrup in microwave until warm; gently toss with 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, allowing excess syrup to drip off. Toss in 1/3 cup sugar to coat. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set, about 1 hour.
2 tablespoons: 61 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.