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Cranberry Sauce Made Easy

What you need: 

1 1/2 - 2 cups fresh cranberries
1 cup orange juice
1 cup sugar (or other granulated sweetener)

What you do: 

Bring the orange juice to a simmer in a medium saucepan.
Meanwhile, rinse the cranberries.
Once the juice is simmering, stir in the sugar.
Once sugar is dissolved, add cranberries. Simmer, covered, until all of the cranberries have burst and mixture becomes thick and syrupy (about 30 minutes).
Taste-test to see if you'd like to add any more sweetener...some folks like a sauce with a little "bite", and others don't, so this just depends on your personal preference. If desired, add more sweetener to taste. Allow the cranberry sauce to cool for at least 15 minutes. It will thicken more as it cools.

Preparation Time: 
35 minutes plus 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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This was my first time making anything with fresh cranberries and this turned out great thanks :)


by far the best cranberry sauce recipe. I made it last year and my family LOVED IT !(they love processed foods) It is more like a jam but still the best.


I make this and add cut up orange slices  studded with cloves.  I cook them while the OJ and sugar are cooking, then take them out until the cranberries are done cooking.  Then, add them back to the cranberries to chill.  Really yummy.


I used half white cranberry juice and half orange juice and half turbinado and half evaporated cane juice sugar.

THIS TURNED OUT AMAZING! I can't wait to serve it tomorrow!


LinaM, cranberry sauce is more like a jam of sorts than an actual sauce.


This was my first Thanksgiving ever (we don't celebrate it where I'm from) and the first time I've eaten cranberry sauce. I found this recipie very easy indeed, but not very sauce-like, it came out more like jam or jello, I added som water, but I wasn't too bothered and it was really good as it was and my boyfriend like it too.  :)

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