Cranberry Sauce

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With nothing overpowering, this cranberry sauce recipe marries all of the ingredients together wonderfully. (Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme of Fresh Tastes)

Yield: Serves 4 (as a side dish) 

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-ounce) bag cranberries 
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise 

Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a medium saucepan and place over medium-low heat. Simmer the mixture for 15-20 minutes, until the cranberries have burst and the sauce has reduced slightly. Give it a taste (be careful, it'll be hot!) and adjust the seasonings. You may want it to be a bit sweeter. Remove the cinnamon stick and discard. Transfer to the refrigerator to chill. The cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools. 
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