spiced cranberry and orange sauce
PREP TIME 5 mins, COOK TIME 10 mins
3 heaped cups cranberries
1 cup fresh orange juice
finely grated zest of 1 large orange
1 cinnamon stick
1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄3 cup light brown sugar
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 Put the cranberries in a small, heavy-based saucepan and cover them with the orange juice. Add the orange zest, cinnamon stick, and sugars.
2 Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries have softened and burst, and the mixture has thickened and reduced.
3 Take the sauce off the heat, remove the cinnamon stick, and stir in the maple syrup. Serve the sauce either warm or at room temperature. You can also use it cold in a leftover turkey sandwich, mixed with good-quality mayonnaise or in the Grilled cheese sandwich.
Zesting an Orange:
For grated zest, hold the orange firmly in one hand and rub it diagonally, rather than vertically, across the fine holes of a grater.
For threadlike strips, hold the orange firmly in one hand and scrape its surface with a zester to create threadlike strips.