Xavid (kihou) wrote,

Midnight Cranberry Sauce

The cranberry sauce I made for Maya's party came out awesome, and Tegan or someone wanted a recipe, so I'm going to try to recreate it here. It was derived from the internet with some adventure. I think I'll go for a literal rendition.

Midnight Cranberry Sauce


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 20 tablespoons brown sugar (things the Grotto lacks: sane measuring cups)
  • 10 tablespoons normal sugar, plus a bit more
  • 1 12-ounce bag fresh cranberries and most of a 12-ounce bag frozen cranberries
  • 1 small container of fresh blueberries
  • Cinnamon to taste


  • Bring liquids to a boil, stirring in and dissolving both sugars.
  • Put in cranberries and try to bring back to a boil. This is a little bizarre because you have so much more cranberry than liquid it's hard to judge boilingishness. Also, you didn't plan ahead enough for the frozen cranberries to be much thawed.
  • Simmer for a while. I was originally going for 10 minutes, but went for a while longer than that, I think. Cranberries should mostly pop with a sound less bold than popcorn. Maya won't be able to hear it.
  • Don't worry if it looks really liquidy; it'll thicken as it cools.
  • When most cranberries are popped, add blueberries and cinnamon and additional sugar to taste.
  • Remove from heat and let cool completely at room temperature. It's rabid midnight, so feel free to fudge the "completely" if you want to go to bed.
  • Put in the fridge and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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