A simple straight forward cranberry sauce. How do you eat your cranberry sauce? Do you smear it on your turkey? Use it as a palate cleanser? Steer clear of it altogether? Hoard it for leftover sandwiches? Mine gets its own little spot on the plate, doesn't touch anything else and I eat it first. Although, I'm thinking this one could be worked into a dessert somehow. Maybe macaroons or a pavolva or cake filling.
Can be made a couple days ahead of time and stored in fridge until ready to serve.
1 lb fresh cranberries
zest and juice of 1 orange
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup water
dashes of cinnamon and all spice
Combine all ingredients in a small pot over medium high heat. Cook until cranberries burst, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.