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Fail Proof Cranberry Sauce

Servings: 8


  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 orange, juice only
  • 2 tbsp water


  • Empty a 12-ounce bag of fresh or frozen cranberries into a saucepan and transfer 1/2 cup to a small bowl.
  • Add 3/4 to 1 cup sugar, orange zest & juice and 2 tablespoons water to the pan and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the cranberries are soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Increase the heat to medium and cook until the cranberries burst, about 12 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the reserved cranberries.
  • Add sugar, salt and pepper to taste and cool to room temperature before serving.