Easy Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Sara Moulton's Tasty Cranberry Sauce

Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

This refreshing cranberry sauce can be made on Thanksgiving Day. That is how easy it is!


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange, tangerine, or clementine juice
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sugar or to taste
  • 12-ounce bag fresh or frozen cranberries (3 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange rind
  • Cooking Directions

    Bring water, orange juice and sugar to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.

    Add cranberries and simmer, stirring occasionally, until berries just pop, 12 to 15 minutes.

    Stir in zest, then cool to room temperature and chill.

    Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: cranberries, oranges

    Course: Side Dish

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