Classic Cranberry Sauce

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Classic Cranberry Sauce

Yield: 2 1/4 cups

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Just a super-simple cranberry sauce with a little bit of added flavor. You'll never buy canned sauce again after making your own!


12 ounce bag of fresh cranberries
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 cup water
2 1/4 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
dash of allspice


1. Bring all ingredients to boil in a medium saucepan. Stir every couple of minutes. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until most of the cranberries burst, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

2. Transfer sauce to medium container. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


*This recipe may be prepared up to one week ahead. Keep refrigerated.

Source: (via Bon Appetit)

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3 Responses to “Classic Cranberry Sauce”

  1. 1

    Patty — November 17, 2013 @ 1:44 PM

    Can this be frozen in plastic containers to be pulled out and used after the holidays are over? That would be great!!!

  2. 2

    Lori Lange — November 17, 2013 @ 9:43 PM

    I think that would probably work out okay!

  3. 3

    JoAnn — October 7, 2014 @ 6:44 PM

    Just finished making this. Used 3/4 cup sugar instead and it turned out perfectly. Thanks for the recipe.