Holiday Entertaining: 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 Sauce — from 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!
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Oh my Kenley!! A dipping sauce for the turkey! You are amazing. This looks and sounds so delicious too!!
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!!
I really love this recipe. What I nice change for the typical cranberry sauce. Thank you!
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 😉
I never heard of this before. It sounds great.
It really was delicious and a fun and different way to serve turkey! (Though we still also had gravy too!)
You and I have similar taste buds!
Hehe 🙂 Yours must be excellent then 🙂
I couldn’t live without them! ; – )