My Mom was an RN, a proud New Englander, and an excellent cook. Her cranberry sauce is the best I have ever tasted. It's fast, easy, and delicious! Here's the recipe—
My Mom's Cranberry Sauce
1 package fresh cranberries.
1 small naval orange, rinsed, cut in eighths. (Leave peel on.)
Approx 3/4 cups sugar.
3 tablespoons Grand Marnier or bourbon.
Add half the cranberries and half the orange pieces to a food processor. Turn on and off until mixture is roughly chopped. Transfer to bowl. Repeat with remaining cranberries and orange pieces.
Add first batch of cranberry-orange mixture back to the food processor. Add sugar plus bourbon or Grand Marnier. Process briefly to mix.
Taste and add more sugar if you wish. Store in fridge.
Disappears at Thanksgiving. Makes great gifts. I also use it as a topping for yogurt and on toast in place of marmalade.