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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!

-Putt

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.