molded orange-cranberry sauce

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molded orange cranberry sauce


1lb fresh cranberries
1 cup Sugar
Zest of 2 oranges
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
pinch of salt
2/3 cup cold water
Pinch of salt
2/3 cup cold water
1 envelope unflavored gelatin

1 envelope unflavored gelatin


Step 1 – Lightly coat a 4-cup mold or Bundt pan with nonstick spray.

Step 2 – In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, bring cranberries, sugar, orange zest, orange juice, salt and 2/3 cup water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, stirring occasionally, until cranberries have burst, about 15 mins.

Step 3 – Meanwhile, pour 2 tablespoons water into a small bowl; sprinkle with gelatin. Let stand until gelatin softens and swells, 5-10 mins.

Step 4 – Spoon 1/2 cup juices from cranberries into gelatin stir to dissolve. Stir gelatin mixture into cranberries mixture, then pour into prepared mold; cool to room temperature. Cover loosely with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 8 hours or up to overnight.

Step 5 – To unfold, dip mold into a large bowl of warm water so water reaches almost to the rim of mold. Remove from water; run small paring knife or spatula around inside of mold. Invert mold onto platter, shack gently and lift off mold.

grandpa’s thoughts:

This is a big hit with the family. You should make this a day ahead. I’ve made this every year for Thanksgiving and the cranberry and orange flavor ready smells wonderful.

Your family will thank you!