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Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe


Cranberry Sauce

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

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



  • 1 Cup white sugar
  • 1 Cup cranberry juice
  • 12 Ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon orange zest*


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.