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Orange Cranberry Sauce? Yes, Please!

If you read our blog often, you know that we love getting tips and ideas from our fabulous Twitter community. Whether it's the latest must have fashion item, tips for gearing up for back to school, or the best green cleaning practices -- we are always eager to reading your helpful tweets. So, in our search for a unique holiday recipe to feature (and make for ourselves!) this holiday season, it was a no-brainer when it came to finding some inspiration, to Twitter we went! We follow some really talented foodies on Twitter (hello  @CookingwithCaitlin, @BlogWellDone, @ThePioneerWoman -- among many others), but we have recently been drooling over the recipes @SavortheThyme (aka Jennifer)  has been sharing. We are thrilled that this New Englander-Foodie has graciously stopped by our blog to share this fantastic recipe with is today. Thanks Jennifer!

by Jennifer via http://www.savoringthethyme.com/

Orange Cranberry Sauce with Cinnamon & Pecans (Yield: 2 cups)

1 bag (12 ounces) cranberries

Grated zest and juice of 2 oranges

1/4 cup sweet red wine (you can always use orange or apple juice if you prefer)

1/2 cup sugar, or more to taste

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup toasted pecans or walnuts

1. In a small saucepan, combine the cranberries, orange zest and juice, wine, sugar, and cinnamon and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook about 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes.

2. Pour into a bowl and stir in the nuts. Taste and add more sugar if you wish and set aside to cool. Serve at room temperature.

(The beauty of this recipe is that you can make it a few days ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator)

If you happen to have any of this sauce leftover, get creative and use for this gorgeous recipe: Old Bay Pork Chops with Orange Cranberry Sauce. Get the recipe here.

Also, if you are a lover of orange or chocolate or cranberries or homemade food gifts (anyone not?), consider making Crunchy White Chocolate-Orange Cranberry Bark. Get the recipe here.

What do you think? Are you going to give it a try?


  • Julia Says:

    Love, love, love Pioneer Woman's blog!

    And this recipe looks delicious. Perfect for the holidays!

    Another fabulous food blog to follow is Tartelette, and she is participating along with a group of food bloggers to raise awareness for Share our Strength this holiday season. Check out this post: http://www.mytartelette.com/2010/12/recipe-gluten-free-strawberry-jelly.html .

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