Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! I recently posted my Thanksgiving Recipes on my redheadcandecorate.com Facebook page and a friendly reader mentioned that her favorite Thanksgiving “side” is cranberry sauce. I replied back and told her that I love my cranberry sauce warm. She said she had never tried it that way 😯 . I was SHOCKED! I told my husband about it and he agreed I better get my booty in gear and make the homemade warm cranberry sauce recipe quick so I can share it with my readers before it’s too late. So here I am…
Before we get to the very simple homemade warm cranberry sauce recipe, I want you to know that I did grow up watching my family eat the cranberry sauce that comes in a can. You know…the “jello” looking purple log with lines running around it? Yah, that one. To tell you the truth, I don’t even think I knew what it was when I was growing up. It was just the gross purple stuff that always ended up on our Thanksgiving dinner table. I stayed away from it, but watched many family members gobble it up.
As I grew older and hosted my very own Thanksgiving dinner, I began to notice the bags of fresh cranberries in the supermarket and ended up looking at the back of the bag and noticed the fresh cranberry sauce recipe there. It sounded simple enough, so I gave it whirl knowing that my husband loved cranberry sauce. I wasn’t quite into it yet, but that would happen later. When I first began to serve the cranberry sauce, I decided to serve it warm thinking that it would be better that way. I mean, the rest of the food is hot on the plate, so why not the cranberry sauce? My husband seemed to like it that way, and then our youngest fell in love with it, too.
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FYI-my sister is the hero that mentioned adding a little orange or lemon zest to the cranberry sauce. She said it would give it a zing and she was right.
So, finally after all of these years, and cranberry sauce tweaks… I finally enjoy a little on the side of my dressing. I hope you try it warm!
Oh, and I should also mention that I’ve had the pretty white ceramic serving dish for years, but I found the exact one on line here —>
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