Thanksgiving Re-vamp :: Cranberries in a Can

Nothing screams THANKSGIVING like those cranberries from the can.  But they feel a little ‘blech’ sometimes and I have no idea what is in them.  Instead, make your own.  Pour the hot mixture into a can and let them set up overnight.  Just don’t use a can that has a ‘pop top’ because you cannot get those things out of a can like that.  

4 cups cranberry juice
4 envelopes gelatin
1 cup fresh cranberries
1 tablespoon orange zest
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons sugar
Pour one cup of juice in a heat proof bowl and sprinkle gelatin over top.  Set aside. 
Put the remaining ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Boil five minutes until the cranberries begin to pop.  Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.  Pour hot cranberry mixture over gelatin mixture whisking constantly until gelatin has dissolved completely. 
Divide mixture between two very clean 15 ounce cans.  Refrigerate until set – at least four hours.

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