Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

This cranberry sauce recipe is so easy and delicious, you'll never use the canned stuff again. Dress up your Thanksgiving meal with this recipe.
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    If you are using fresh cranberries, thoroughly rinse them. Sort through the fresh or frozen cranberries and discard any that are crinkled, black, or otherwise not up to par.
  3. Step 3

    Next, combine the orange juice and 1/2 cup of the sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves.​
  4. Step 4

    Stir in the cranberries and return to a boil over high heat. Lower the heat to a simmer. Gently stir occasionally until all the berries have popped, about 20 minutes.​
  5. Step 5

    Remove from heat and use the remaining sugar to sweeten the cranberry sauce to your liking.​ You can serve the sauce warm, but let it cool for several minutes to thicken a bit. For a thicker cranberry sauce, cool and then chill in the fridge.