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Holiday Entertaining: Cranberry Dipping Sauce

Cranberry Dipping Sauce

I already did a post about the wonderful Cranberry-Orange Ginger Chutney that we made for our Thankful with Friends dinner party.  However, in the final hours we got the craving to do one more cranberry dish.  This was inspired by watching an Alton Brown ‘Good Eats’ episode and thinking “Hey! We have everything in the house to make this right now!”.

So what exactly is a Cranberry Dipping Sauce, and how is it different than having any other cranberry dish?  This is a thin, but flavorful, sauce that is for dipping your turkey in, or drizzling over other items on your plate.  It will also make an excellent addition to those leftover turkey sandwiches!!

Cranberry Dipping Saucefrom Alton Brown’s ‘Good Eats’ Season 1

  • 12 ounces of cranberries
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 3 cups ginger ale
  • 2 Tbs brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs maple syrup
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Pinch of kosher salt

Combine all ingredients in a medium size saucepan and cook on medium-high heat until boiling.

Reduce heat to medium and all to simmer for 1/2 hour.

Use a stick blender (or regular blender) to make the ingredients smooth.

Dip your turkey, rolls, mashed potatoes, etc. in this wonderful sauce!

Watch for more recipes coming up that are part of our

‘Thanksgiving Dinner’ Menu!

10 comments on “Holiday Entertaining: Cranberry Dipping Sauce

  1. Pingback: Holiday Entertaining – Autumn Edition: Menu for a Thanksgiving Feast « Green Door Hospitality

  2. petit4chocolatier
    November 18, 2012

    Oh my Kenley!! A dipping sauce for the turkey! You are amazing. This looks and sounds so delicious too!!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      November 18, 2012

      It really is! And you know what else — we were at a gathering tonight that we brought some to. And they also had plain cheesecake AND it is GREAT on cheesecake as well!!

  3. Organized Living Essentials
    November 18, 2012

    I really love this recipe. What I nice change for the typical cranberry sauce. Thank you!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      November 19, 2012

      You’re welcome! And we are finding that in addition to the turkey and fixings, it is also going really well with sweeter items as well 😉

  4. Cloches & Lavender
    November 19, 2012

    I never heard of this before. It sounds great.


    • Green Door Hospitality
      November 19, 2012

      It really was delicious and a fun and different way to serve turkey! (Though we still also had gravy too!)

  5. Marcella Rousseau
    November 19, 2012

    You and I have similar taste buds!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      November 20, 2012

      Hehe 🙂 Yours must be excellent then 🙂

      • Marcella Rousseau
        November 20, 2012

        I couldn’t live without them! ; – )

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