Every year, Martha's friend Jane Heller and her husband, Steve, divide up their Thanksgiving cooking: Jane makes her special black-lacquered turkey, while Steve makes the side dishes, including his signature cranberry sauce. This recipe uses orange juice as a flavorful cooking liquid to temper the tartness of the cranberries.
Steve's Cranberry Sauce
Makes about 3 cups
3 cups cranberries (one 12-ounce bag)
1 cup orange juice
1 cup sugar
Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until cranberries soften and begin to pop, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool, and refrigerate.