CRANBERRY SAUCE

WITH VARIATIONS

12-oz. bag fresh cranberries

cup packed brown sugar

cup orange juice

Pinch of salt

In a medium saucepan over medium-high, combine the cranberries, brown sugar, orange juice and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the cranberries have popped and softened, 8 to 10 minutes.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and select one of the flavor combinations below:

Add 1 minced chipotle pepper and 1 tablespoon adobo sauce. Allow to cool, then stir in 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro.

Allow to fully cool, then stir in teaspoon truffle oil and 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives.

Stir in cup crumbled well-cooked bacon, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika and an extra cup brown sugar.

Stir in 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon and the zest and juice of 1 lemon.

Stir in 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger and 2 tablespoons sweet white miso.

Makes 8 servings.

Alison Ladman

Associated Press