It’s Thanksgiving and time to post the easiest recipe to appear on my menu every year–Cranberry Bourbon Sauce. With ONLY 3 ingredients, it’s perfect for those who don’t cook or who just don’t want to.
The recipe was given to me by my dear friend and neighbor years ago when I was looking for an easy cranberry sauce recipe. I got so many compliments and passed the recipe on to my old roommate, who couldn’t get enough of it. She hated to cook but loved good food, and it’s what she brought to my Thanksgiving table year after year. It became her signature dish! As she said, “you just can’t mess this one up.” No, you really can’t.
Cranberry Bourbon Sauce
1/4 cup bourbon
1 to 1-1/4 cups sugar (depending on how sweet you like those cranberries)
1 pkg fresh cranberries
In a mixing bowl, COMBINE all ingredients. BAKE, uncovered, in a 8-inch square pan or 9-inch round pan in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour.
I always place the pan of cranberries on a foil-lined rimed baking sheet just in case it boils over. Your oven is a MESS if it does. Trust me on that one!
Feel free to doctor it up with a some orange zest.
This can be served hot or even just warm or at room temp (that’s how I like it), so you can prepare this recipe ahead of time.