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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

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In our home we don’t buy anything pre-made or processed.We can and freeze and make everything from scratch. That is my secret to keeping healthy! This is our family favourite for a declicous cranberry sauce. Enjoy!

CRANBERRY SAUCE RECIPE

Makes about 8 (8 oz) half pints

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 8 cups fresh cranberries (about 2 lbs.)
  • Grated zest of 1 large orange, optional
  • 4  (16 oz) pint or 8  (8 oz) half pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands
 

DIRECTIONS:

PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil.  Wash lids in warm soapy water and set bands aside.

COMBINE sugar and water in a large stainless steel saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Boil hard for 5 minutes. Add cranberries and return mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and boil gently, stirring occasionally, until all berries burst and liquid begins to sheet from a metal spoon, about 15 minutes. Stir in orange zest, if using, during the last few minutes of cooking.

LADLE hot cranberry sauce into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot cranberry sauce. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight.

PROCESS jars in a boiling water canner for 15 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.

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