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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

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Homemade Cranberry Sauce is a simple and nutritious addition to your holiday table, providing the sweet-tart goodness of fresh cranberries.




  • 1 bag (12 oz) fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)





  1. Rinse the fresh cranberries under cold water and discard any damaged or soft berries.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the cranberries, sugar, and water.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium and let the cranberries simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until they burst and the sauce thickens.
  5. Stir in the orange zest, ground cinnamon (if using), and vanilla extract (if using).
  6. Continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  7. Taste the cranberry sauce and adjust the sweetness if needed by adding more sugar.
  8. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the cranberry sauce cool to room temperature.
  9. Transfer the cranberry sauce to a serving dish and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  10. Serve your Homemade Cranberry Sauce as a delightful accompaniment to turkey, ham, or any holiday meal.


Enjoy the vibrant burst of flavor and festive color that homemade cranberry sauce brings to your table!

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