Cranberry Sauce French Toast

french toast with cranberry sauceMy dad said he was sick of turkey the day after Thanksgiving. That man does not like leftovers. But me, I’m down with the cold turkey. I could happily eat a turkey sandwich every day. Plus, leftovers are like finding pre-made meals in your own fridge!

And although I like leftovers, I also like to mix things up a bit. This morning I plopped a little bit of warm cranberry sauce on my french toast. It was delightful.

Can we talk about how easy it is to make cranberry sauce? I’ve never understood why people buy the canned stuff. It takes two seconds to make and it doesn’t have that creepy can shape.

cranberry french toastHere’s my ultra-easy, tangy cranberry sauce recipe:
Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cranberries
  • 1/4 heaping cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • Zest from 1/2 a small lemon
  • Juice from a small lemon

Directions
Put all the ingredients in a sauce pan and heat until boiling. Then, turn down the heat to low and simmer until sauce reaches a more gelatinous consistency (usually about 10 minutes).

Serve warm over french toast (gluten-free, for me) and a drizzle of maple syrup! Ya’ll don’t need directions for french toast, do you? I love the tang of cranberry sauce and the sweetness of the toast.

How are you using your holiday leftovers? Let me know in the comments!

love,
melanie

3 thoughts on “Cranberry Sauce French Toast

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  2. Lauren Idacavage

    As much as I love homemade cranberry sauce, I kinda like the can shaped stuff. Reminds me of when I was a kid :)

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    1. lovelibrarianmelanie Post author

      LULU!!!! I didn’t know you read this. Also, how could you like the canned stuff?! It’s worse than jello!

      Reply

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