Cranberry Orange Sauce
1 12-ounce package fresh (or frozen) cranberries
1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
zest of half an orange, finely shredded
juice of one orange, 1/3 to 1/2 cup
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp allspicePreparation
This sauce will thicken as it cools, so don't be alarmed when it isn't thick when you're done cooking. Also, this can be made a few days in advance -- it will only get better!Wash cranberries and remove any shriveled or discolored berries. Zest half of the orange and set aside. Juice the orange, reserving juice in a small bowl until needed.
Place water and sugar in a large saucepan, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir in cranberries, orange juice, cinnamon, and allspice. Bring to a boil again, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, until all berries burst, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in orange zest. Allow to cool then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.