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Recipe: Simple Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Making Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce from a can is a travesty (A TRAVESTY!) and doesn’t deserve a spot on your holiday table. The only way to go is with fresh cranberries and about 15 minutes of hands-on prep time. It’ll look beautiful and be a great companion to your turkey. (I love it with cornbread dressing!) I never realized I liked cranberry sauce until I tried this one. The canned stuff just really doesn’t do cranberries justice.

Making Cranberry Sauce

Simple Cranberry Sauce

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 bag fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup sugar

Directions:

  1. Combine orange juice & sugar in a pot over medium-low heat.
  2. Dissolve the sugar in the juice, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add cranberries and stir.
  4. Heat cranberries until at least half pop & the sauce thickens. (10-15 minutes)
  5. Remove from heat & pour in a dish to cool.
  6. Let it cool to room temperature, then refrigerate.

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That’s it! Super simple and you can dress it up with other things (like orange zest!) if you want to be a bit fancy. It’s best to make it the day before and pull it out a while before serving to take the chill off.

My Thanksgiving Dinner, featuring homemade cranberry sauce

Happy holidays!