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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16
Servings
69
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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
4g
6%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
11g
8%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
56µg
8%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
8mg
11%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
87µg
97%
Calcium, Ca
40mg
4%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
15mg
5%
Phosphorus, P
18mg
3%
Sodium, Na
12mg
1%
Water
30g
1%

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.