Fancy Cranberry Sauce with Dried Figs & Candied Orange Peel

Make this sauce up to a week before the feast for a smooth-sailing Thanksgiving day.
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Fancy Cranberry Sauce with Dried Figs & Candied Orange Peel

Recipe by Sarah Karnasiewicz

Start to Finish: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Servings: 8 to 10

Ingredients

  • 18 oz. fresh or frozen cranberries (about 4 cups)
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh orange juice (from 3 oranges)
  • 4 oz. finely chopped dried figs (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped Candied Orange Peel

Preparation

1. In a large saucepan, bring the cranberries, orange juice, figs, brown sugar, allspice, and 1/2 cup water to a simmer over medium-low heat. Simmer gently until most of the cranberries pop and soften and the sauce thickens, about 30 minutes.

2. Stir in the Candied Orange Peel. Season the cranberry sauce with salt and pepper.

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