Cranberries were first harvested by Native Americans as food, and have since become a staple ingredient for holiday feasts all over the world. The most important side dish, cranberry sauce.
These berries are a major commercial crop in Canada, 95% of which are produced in the Fraser Valley Region in British Columbia alone, with an annual volume of 17 million kilograms of cranberries.
These luscious, vibrant berries have a delicious, sweet, and tart flavour, and are often made into juice, jam, and dried fruits. But there’s nothing quite like a cranberry sauce made from fresh cranberries. Whether you like your holiday turkey smothered or lightly dipped, a holiday feast would not look complete without a bowl of this red sauce on the table.
In a saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer. Continue cooking for about 10 minutes or until the cranberries are soft, stirring occasionally. Transfer the sauce to a bowl, and let cool. Cover, and refrigerate.
Your guests will love this easy yet delicious maple cranberry sauce. Got leftovers? Don’t worry. Make delicious cranberry sauce skillet scones. Share with us your favourite cranberry sauces!
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