Home Made Cranberry Sauce: Smooth & Whole

Whole Cranberry Sauce
2 cups whole fresh cranberries 
3/4 cup raw sugar 
1/3 cup orange juice (freshly squeezed is best)
1/2 cinnamon stick or whole star anise (optional)                                                 Combine all ingredients in a medium, heavy bottomed pot and bring to a simmer. Cook gently for about twenty minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove star anise or cinnamon stick and transfer the sauce to a bowl to cool. Serve or store in a jar for up to one week.

Jelled (smooth) Cranberry Sauce

3 cups fresh cranberries  
1 cup honey, (add more during cooking if you want sweeter) 
1 cup orange juice, fresh squeezed is best 
Add all ingredients to sauce pan. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes. 
Berries should all be open.                                                              Pour into a blender and mix until smooth.
Chill for at lease 1 hour.