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Cranberry & Tea Sauce

1 12 oz. bag fresh cranberries
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brewed Cranberry-Orange (available in loose tea or tea bags) or Decaf Orange Spice (available in tea bags) tea from Teaporia. Brew as directed.

Pour one 12 oz. bag of fresh cranberries into a colander. Rinse well with cold water, sort out any stems or soft berries. Frozen cranberries can be used. No need to thaw them before using.

Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup brewed Cranberry-Orange or Decaf Orange Spice in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then carefully stir in cranberries. Return the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Pour the cranberry mixture into a heat-proof bowl for sauce with whole fruit. Mash through mesh strainer for smooth sauce. Cover and let stand until cooled completely. Refrigerate. Mixture with thicken as it cools. Store sauce in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Yields 2 1/4 cups of prepared sauce. Store covered in refrigerator for up to one week

Olivia Vidal
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