A special thank you to Wild Blueberries of North America for partnering with me on my recipe development for this post.
Let's face it, cranberries are always on the table at Thanksgiving/Christmas and it's the last thing anyone touches. "Plop" - the sound of the cranberry jelly falling out of a can. Yikes, I can't even think about cranberry sauce without making a wretched face.
What if I told you that I could make your Holiday's one to remember with a Wild Blueberry Cranberry sauce, and it doesn't come from a can! As a partner with Wild Blueberries of North America I have been experimenting in the kitchen and this is my newest recipe:
Wild Blueberry Cranberry Sauce
1 cup white sugar
1 cup water
Half bag of whole fresh cranberries
2 cups frozen blueberries
1/2 orange, juiced
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 lemon, zested
In a large sauce pan add the sugar and water together, cook over medium-high heat until boiling. Add the cranberries, frozen wild blueberries, orange juice, cinnamon, and lemon zest. Allow the mixture to return to a boil, then turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for 30-45 minutes, until cranberries are burst and softened. It is now ready to serve for Thanksgiving.
If you are not ready to serve the Thanksgiving wild blueberry cranberry sauce then divide the sauce into mason jars, leave half to one-inch air space at the top of each jar. Allow to cool completely before storing in fridge or freezer.
Use frozen, wild blueberries. Their sweetness comes from the potent and complex flavor ranging from tangy tartness to succulent sweetness that ordinary blueberries can’t match. It's the perfect complement to the cranberries. #ChooseWild