We’re just a few days before Thanksgiving, and soon I’ll be busy shopping and prepping for our family dinner. Tradition always prevails, and once again, we’ll have our favorite foods including turkey, stuffing, rice pilaf (a dish my father made every single year), cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.
While I’ve never made an entire Thanksgiving meal by myself, I do enjoy preparing certain dishes including the dessert and the cranberry sauce. I absolutely LOVE homemade cranberry sauce and prefer it over the sweet, jellied, canned version.
Today’s Homemade Cranberry Sauce recipe comes from my amazingly talented foodie friend Shelby Barone, who authors Orange County Mom Blog and Glitterful Felt Stories. We both share a love and passion for healthy eating and you’ll often find us gnoshing and gabbing at our local Whole Foods Market.
This particular recipe was created in the Ninja Cooking System, my new favorite kitchen appliance! I’ll be sharing more information about it shortly, but in a nutshell, can be used to do the following:
Steam Infused Roasting
Searious Slow Cooking
Steam Infused Baking
Fast One-Pot Meal Making
My favorite feature of the Ninja Cooking System is the ability to create an entire meal with just one pot! This is an awesome time-saver.
Here is a visual step-by-step guide to making Shelby’s Homemade Cranberry Sauce:
1. Start with 4-5 cups of fresh cranberries
2. Add 1 tablespoons of freshly grated orange peel
3. Add 1 cup of orange juice and 1 cup of water
4. Add 1 cup of sugar
5. Cook on low (slow cooker setting on the Ninja Cooking System for 8-10 hours
Thanksgiving Recipe: Homemade Cranberry Sauce
- 4-5 cups of fresh cranberries
- 1 cup of orange juice
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tbl. of orange peel
Add all of the ingredients into slow cooker (Ninja Cooking System)
Cook on low for 8-10 hours
As long as you plan accordingly, you can have a delicious, healthy, homemade cranberry sauce to compliment your Thanksgiving meal. I can only imagine how wonderful the house would smell with this cooking!
For more information about the Ninja Cooking System, just visit their website.
No compensation was received for this post. A Ninja Cooking System was provided.
Profuse thanks to Shelby who contributed this recipe/images. Be sure to check out her sites or catch up with her in real-time on Twitter @glitterfulfelt