Lower the sugar to at least 2 cups or start with 1 1/2 cups and add more to taste. I did not use the orange zest because I didn't want to overpower the cranberries. I added about 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract and a pinch of cinnamon at the end off from heat. After these adjustments, it was the BEST cranberry sauce I've ever tried. My family and I never cared for it but now we have changed our minds!
Definitely not my favorite cranberry sauce. 1. It was too sweet, I'd back up to 1 3/4 or maybe 2 cups sugar. 2. The orange flavor was way too strong. I'd back up the zest to half or less. 3. I used about 2 tsp powdered ginger and could not even taste it, so if I make this again I'd try with the fresh to see if that makes the difference.
This was great! Wanted to try something a little different from serving the same old canned cranberry sauce. WOWSA...what a great taste! It was very easy to make and everyone loved it. I won't be serving canned cranberry sauce ever again!
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