Don’t know your way around the kitchen but asked to bring something to Thanksgiving dinner? I’ve got you covered!
This recipe is my own though because I followed three recipes (almost identical) and thought they were way too sweet.
2 bags of fresh cranberries
6 Valencia oranges
3 cups of sugar
3 cups of water
you will need a citrus zester
Rinse your cranberries and oranges well.
Zest rind from all oranges. Do not zest any of the white/pithy part of the rind, it will make your marmalade bitter. See the picture above with the orange zest? You want your zest to look like that. I don’t trust cheese graters. A citrus zester is important to have. I got mine for $7 at Target.
Combine rind strips, 3 cups of water, and 1 cup of sugar in a medium sauce pan; bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add remaining 2 cups sugar and cranberries to pan.
Simmer 1 hour and 30 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally.
Add fresh squeezed juice from the 6 oranges
Remove from heat and cool completely. Cover and chill.
Cooling down all the way and keeping it in the fridge is what helps it turn into a jam consistency. 😉 It was a duhhh moment, but I always freak myself out when I do something new. I just wanted to put that out there in case there are other first timers who are also dramatic.
IT IS SO DELICIOUS
It’s not too tart, not too sweet, but you can definitely taste the citrus. It tastes like orange marmalade with a twist.
Creole lady marmalaaaadeeeeee!
I know my way around the kitchen but I learned some tips from Hefty ,like how to properly store turkey, how many months it can freeze up to, etc. They have tips from storing gravy to cranberry sauce, check them out here .
Looking to do crafts with your kids to liven up the dinner table? Click here for super cute craft ideas!
Don’t forget to stock up on storage before the big day!! 🙂
What do you typically bring to Thanksgiving dinner?