Cranberry Sauce

Canadian Thanksgiving has already come and gone, but I’m posting this great recipe for homemade cranberry sauce in time for American Thanksgiving, and of course it’s perfect for Christmas too. I always bought canned cranberry sauce for the holidays because I thought making my own sauce would be too much work. Then this year when I was grocery shopping for our Thanksgiving dinner, I picked up a bag of fresh cranberries. On the back of the bag was a recipe for cranberry sauce. It seemed to simple and easy to be true. So I gave it a try, adding my own little touches to it, and it really was as easy as it seemed. I can’t believe I haven’t been making it myself all along. Everyone at dinner seemed to be impressed with it, and had no idea what little effort it took on my part. I used the leftover sauce to make cranberry sauce muffins the next day, which were really yummy too. I could see them being a great breakfast on Boxing Day.

Cranberry Sauce
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 12 oz pkg fresh cranberries
1 tbsp orange zest
1/4 tsp cinnamon

In a medium saucepan, combine water and sugar. Bring to a boil, then add cranberries. Bring to a boil again, then reduce heat to a gentle boil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until mixture thickens. Stir in zest and cinnamon. Allow to cool, then cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Cranberry Sauce — 6 Comments

  1. Oh, my goodness! This looks amazing! Beautiful recipe! I can promise you that I’ll be adding this to my Thanksgiving list. :)

    It’s funny, because cranberry sauce is something you ‘grow into.’ I never liked it as a child, but now I love it.

    Thank you for sharing your recipe!


  2. This is a standard every day recipe….What I don’t understand are the comments of how great it is, unless people have actually made it!

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