Simple Cranberry Sauce

Sara Moulton's Quick Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

GMA Recipes
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Around November, most of us begin longing for traditional favorites like turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Food Editor Sara Moulton shared her simple recipe for Cranberry Sauce with Good Morning America.


  • 1 package fresh cranberries (or frozen, 12-ounces)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar (or sugar substitute)
  • Cooking Directions

    Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Heat to boiling; add cranberries, then reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

    Place a wire mesh strainer over a medium mixing bowl. Pour contents of saucepan into strainer. Mash cranberries with the back of a spoon, frequently scraping the outside of the strainer, until no pulp is left.

    Stir contents of bowl. Pour into serving container. Cover and cool completely at room temperature.

    Recipes from Sara Moulton Cooks At Home by Sara Moulton, Dimensions, Copyright 2002.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: cranberries

    Course: Dressing, Sauces and marinades, Side Dish

    More Info: Vegetarian

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