Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe
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Staff Writer
Cranberry Sauce

Nicole Larabee

Cranberry Sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce is easier than you think. Try our fast and tasty version.

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Notes

*Note: If you don't own a zester, a small grater will work well.

 

Ingredients

  • 1  cup  white sugar
  • 1  cup  cranberry juice
  • 12  ounces  fresh cranberries
  • 1/4  teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon  orange zest*

Directions

In a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the cranberry juice. Stir in the cranberries and cook until the cranberries start to pop, about 10 minutes. Stir in the cinnamon and orange zest.

Remove from heat and transfer the sauce to a bowl. Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
26mg
9%
Carbohydrate, by difference
2g
2%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Calcium, Ca
5mg
1%
Choline, total
20mg
5%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
6mg
2%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
50mg
7%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
76mg
5%
Water
24g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Cranberry Sauce Shopping Tip

A great sauce is all about flavor. Be sure to get fresh and bold flavors to add to your sauces based on what looks good at the store.

Cranberry Sauce Cooking Tip

When reducing a sauce to concentrate the flavors be sure to keep an eye out and not let it burn. For extra shine in your sauce, add a pat of butter at the end.