Easy cranberry sauce

So it’s grilled cheese month! This makes me happy to try new and old ways to make grilled cheese. Online I saw one for grilled cheese with cranberry sauce and spinach. I always seem to have cranberries in the freezer (I put leftover fresh ones in the freezer to keep them longer) so I made up a small batch of cranberry sauce. Here is the quick simple recipe I use:

2-3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
Handful of dried cranberries if you have them
Zest and juice of one medium size orange
2-3 tablespoons sugar

Put cranberries in a medium size pot along with juice and sugar, medium high heat to start
As cranberries soften and burst, turn heat to low, stirring occasionally
Mash cranberries with wooden spoon and continue to simmer on low for 10-15 mins
Remove from heat, and transfer to a heat resistant bowl or plastic container
Let cool and use with dressing, as a side, on your delicious grilled cheese, heaped on top of ice cream, or whatever else sounds good.

*note: adjust sugar, adding more if you like your cranberry sauce less tart. Cook and mash longer if you like a less chunky consistency

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