With all of the richness of the Thanksgiving meal, we love the balance of our tart and sweet cranberry sauce. The pecans give it a delightful crunch that we hope you enjoy! From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!
Orange Cranberry Sauce with Pecans
1 12oz bag cranberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 medium seedless orange, all peel and pith cut away, fruit diced
2/3 cup toasted pecans, finely chopped
Toast pecans in a 350 degree oven until aromatic – about 5 minutes.
Combine first 4 ingredients in medium saucepan; bring to boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves and cranberries burst.
Cook until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally, about 10 - 12 minutes. Remove from heat. Mix in orange pieces and pecans.
Transfer to bowl. Cover and chill until cold. Top with finely chopped pecans for more texture.