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Cranberry Sauce

from kristineskitchenblog.com
The best Cranberry Sauce recipe! This easy homemade cranberry sauce has the most delicious sweet tart flavor, with a touch of orange and cinnamon. It's perfect with turkey for Thanskgiving dinner!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 7 servings (1 3/4 cups)
Calories: 125kcal


  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries*
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest* from 1 orange
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup*
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 pinches salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Stir.
  • Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat as needed to continue cooking at a low boil, stirring often, for 7-10 minutes, until the cranberries burst and the sauce thickens.
  • Taste for sweetness. If you want the cranberry sauce sweeter you can stir in 1-2 more tablespoons of granulated sugar or pure maple syrup.
  • Serve warm or chilled.


  • Frozen cranberries may also be used. You do not need to thaw them first.
  • For less orange flavor, omit or reduce the amount of orange zest.
  • If you don't have pure maple syrup, try an equivalent amount of water plus 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • Cranberry sauce may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 1 week, or in the freezer for 3 months.


Serving: 1/4 cup | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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