Cranberries in New Jersey: A Tasty Reason to be Thankful

Cranberries in New Jersey

New Jersey is the third largest producer of Cranberries in the United States. In the south and central New Jersey, the Lenni-Lenape Indians were believed to be the first to harvest cranberries for food. And it is understood that native Americans brought cranberries to the first celebration of Thanksgiving with the pilgrims. We hope you will enjoy this cranberry sauce recipe below like the New Jersey Lenni-Lenape Indians and reflect on the importance of the region’s crops rich holiday tradition.


Fresh cranberry sauce recipe in New Jersey

Fresh Cranberry Sauce Recipe:

4 Cups of Fresh Cranberries

1 Cup of Sugar

1 Cup of Water

Optional items include: orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg


Step 1:

Wash cranberries in a colander and rinse thoroughly.

Step 2:

Boil water in 3 qt pan.  

Step 3:

Dissolve sugar after water comes to a boil.

Step 4:

Cranberry sauce recipe in New Jersey

Add fresh cranberries and then return to boil.

Step 5:

Cook for about 10 minutes or until the berries burst.

Step 6:

Here you can also add optional items.

Step 7:

Let it cool and then enjoy!


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