Classic Cranberry Sauce

Create a special, sweet-tart side with only three ingredients!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1
bag (12 oz) fresh or frozen cranberries (about 3 1/2 cups)
2
cups sugar
2
cups water

  • 1 Place cranberries in a strainer; rinse with cool water. Remove any stems or blemished berries.
  • 2 In 3-quart saucepan, heat sugar and water to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Boil 5 minutes.
  • 3 Stir in cranberries. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Boil about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cranberries begin to pop. Cover and refrigerate about 3 hours or until chilled.

Expert Tips

Make sauce as directed, adding 2 teaspoons grated orange peel with cranberries.

Be sure to cook the cranberries until they pop in order to release the natural pectin, which thickens the sauce.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
0mg
0%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
26g
26%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.