Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cranberry Sauce

Ella, my little chef, helped me make the cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving tomorrow. The recipe is from the book we have been reading this week called A Pioneer Thanksgiving: A Story of Harvest Celebrations in 1841 Written by Barbara Greenwood and Illustrated by Heather Collins. It was a really simple recipe to make and Ella loved hearing the cranberries pop as they cooked.

Here's the recipe:


2 c. of fresh cranberries
1 Tbsp butter
1 c. sugar
1 c. water
1 tsp. cinnamon

1. Combine the cranberries, butter, sugar, and water in a pot. Ask an adult to turn on the burner to medium. Heat the mixture to the boiling point, stirring until the sugar dissolves.

2. Boil rapidly until the berries pop, about 5 minutes.

3. Ask an adult to take the pot off the burner. Let the sauce cool for 5 minutes, then stir in the cinnamon.

4. Cover the sauce and put it in the refrigerator until firm. Store leftover sauce in fridge or freezer.


3G=Growing Godly Girlz said...

Oh, that looks good. I add a little orange zest and fresh squeezed oj to mine--deelish! Ella looks so cute and happy to be helping;) Oh, and I love your corningware dish. Reminds me of my Grandma (happy memories;)
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Heidi said...

Thanks so much for posting this recipe! I can't find my copy of the book, and today is Thanksgiving, so now I get to make our favourite cranberry sauce thanks to you! :)