Rum Vanilla Cranberry Sauce

It is always interesting to see who the cranberry sauce fans are at the table. I am on team cranberry, but I know others who couldn't care less if they saw the little red fruit again. I love trying different variations on homemade cranberry sauce for holiday dinners. Last year, I made a Cabernet cranberry sauce and it was divine. This year, I wanted something a little sweeter. I saw a few recipes online for bourbon cranberry and decided to make my own variation using orange, rum and vanilla.

I apologize for the photo (I was in a hurry). Hope everyone is having an awesome week!

12 oz Fresh Cranberries, Rinsed
1 cup sugar
1 cup Water
1/2 cup Fresh Orange Juice´╗┐
1 tsp Orange Zest
1/4 cup Rum
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Place cranberries, water, sugar, orange juice, orange zest, rum and vanilla i a medium sauce pan. Gently stir to evenly mix ingredients. Bring cranberries to a boil and reduce heat and allow them to gently simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow them to cool (this can also be done in the fridge if you are crunched for time).

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