I had also frozen the end of the orange juice that I had eaten so I knew that I could totally make this with things straight from the freezer!! Love that I save everything even though I don't know what it I going to use them for.
I put the cranberries in the pot first because they were frozen. Then, I picked out the ugly ones....Who knows what happened to them but I figured that they didn't taste good.
I added the slightly defrosted orange juice to the pot and then sugar.
Then, I stirred with my spatula to combine.
Then I got the juice up to boiling, and the cranberries started to crack open. Can you see a few of them with lines on them?
I wasn't sure if I was doing it right but I figured that it wasn't much of a loss and then the cranberries started breaking open. Awesome!! I did it right!! Woo Hoo!!! After boiling and stirring more, the red started to come out more and more.
After a little longer boiling, I had something that looked like cranberry sauce.
I boiled a little longer to combine all of the jelly like substance and it looked like this in the pot with nothing else added. I was excited that it turned out so well!!
I took the hot sauce and put it in a container straight into the fridge with plans on sticking it in the blender the next day.
I don't like canned cranberry sauce but my husband does and it will go great with a roasted chicken. We both tried it with the chicken and enjoyed it even though we didn't even make a dent in the big container that I had. I decided to freeze it to figure out what to do next.
If it turns out that it isn't something he wants to eat again then I am going to make it into salad dressing like the recipe here. Either way, it is a win win for using up things in the freezer and making good food. Have you ever made cranberry sauce from scratch??