Cranberry Sauce


This is a very simple and easy to prepare cranberry sauce recipe. It has added flavor from orange juice and orange zest. I have also made this recipe with just water, and no zest, and it was very good. However the added orange juice really makes it special. Sometimes, I also omit the orange zest, if I do not have an orange on hand. It still turns out amazing. When I was a kid, we always had the traditional cranberry sauce in a can, jellied, not whole berry. My mother always put it in the same serving dish, sliced. Granted, I did like the traditional canned cranberry sauce, but after discovering this super simple recipe, I will never go back. You can make this sauce the day before, and chill it in any container you want, even a tin can if you so desire. It will jell up and take on the shape of whatever container you place it in. It would be beautiful to put it in a holiday mold for a party.

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Cranberry Sauce

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1 package 12 oz fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
a pinch of kosher salt


Add all ingredients to a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Turn heat to a simmer, and cook until sauce is very deep red and has thickened.

Serve warm, or chill overnight until set.

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  8 Responses to “Cranberry Sauce”

  1. Jaden — December 22, 2009 @ 10:02 am

    We had canned cranberry a couple of years in a row as a kid. Totally remember the “schlunk” sound as it shimmied its way outta the can!

  2. Patricia — December 22, 2009 @ 2:35 pm

    Love homemade cranberry sauce. Too bad I’m the only one who eats it. Hubby only eats the jellied kind from the can.

  3. redkathy — December 23, 2009 @ 8:18 pm

    Am bringing cranberry apple to my cousin’s house on Christmas day. Wanted to take a moment away from the kitchen to stop and wish you a blessed and merry Christmas Angie!

    ♥ Kathy

  4. raquel — September 23, 2010 @ 3:50 am

    you know what is so funny about when i make cranberry sauce, it was me who always can almost finish it, whenever i cooked it especially after trying this recipe, i always have to save one jar for me, and the rest they can have it, ha ha.

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