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Simple Cranberry Sauce

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Simple Cranberry Sauce
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 16

This recipe is so easy and delicious that you’ll never need to open another can of cranberry sauce again! MORE+ LESS-

September 25, 2018

Ingredients

1
pound fresh or frozen cranberries (4 cups)
2
cups water
2
cups sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Rinse cranberries with cool water, and remove any stems or blemished berries.
  • 2
    Heat water and sugar to boiling in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Continue boiling 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    Stir in cranberries. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Continue boiling about 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until cranberries begin to pop. Pour sauce into bowl or container. Refrigerate about 3 hours or until chilled.

Expert Tips

  • Be sure to cook the cranberries until they “pop” in order to release the natural pectin, which thickens the sauce.
  • Want more flavor? Stir in 1 tablespoon grated orange peel after cooking.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
Saturated Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
0mg
Potassium
20 mg
Total Carbohydrate
29 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
2 Fruit;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Wave goodbye to canned cranberry jelly. This scratch-made version is hardly any harder than opening a can, seriously! With three ingredients and a pot of boiling water, you’re on your way to mastering this holiday classic. The only real trick to making perfect cranberry sauce is to use your ears. When the cranberries begin popping, you’re on your way. Remove the pan from the stove when the cranberries appear to have broken down, and your sauce has thickened. Cranberry sauce needs three hours to set up in the fridge, but you can also make your sauce the day ahead to save stress on Thanksgiving. Not that you have to limit yourself to eating fall’s favorite fruit only on Thanksgiving. We certainly don’t! Check out the rest of our cranberry recipes for proof. And if you’re still a bit apprehensive about taking on such an iconic holiday dish, have a look at our tutorial on how to make cranberry sauce.

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