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5 from 2 votes

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

The other great thing about this Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce, is that you can make it well ahead of time. It will just chill while you prep other goodies!
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  • 2 pound fresh or frozen cranberries 4 cups
  • 1.5 cups water
  • .5 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups sugar
  • zest of a small orange for topping


  • Rinse cranberries with cool water, and remove any stems or blemished berries. Heat water and sugar to boiling in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. One boiling, continue to boil for 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in cranberries and orange juice. 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 3-4 hours or until chilled.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 144kcal (7%)Carbohydrates: 37g (12%)Protein: 1g (2%)Fat: 1g (2%)Saturated Fat: 1g (5%)Sodium: 3mgPotassium: 73mg (2%)Fiber: 3g (12%)Sugar: 32g (36%)Vitamin A: 57IU (1%)Vitamin C: 13mg (16%)Calcium: 7mg (1%)Iron: 1mg (6%)