+

Easy Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients (4)

  • 12 ounces cranberries (3 cups), thawed if frozen
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Finely grated zest of 1 medium orange
  • Juice of half a medium orange
Try Amazon Fresh
Nutritional Information
  • Calories101
  • Fat0.08g
  • Saturated fat0.01g
  • Trans fat
  • Carbs26.21g
  • Fiber2.31g
  • Sugar22.52g
  • Protein0.38g
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium0.94mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (8 servings) Powered by

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

Easy Cranberry Sauce

No Thanksgiving table is complete without a bowl of cranberry sauce. Instead of serving the one you have to shimmy out of a can, though, you can make your own in just about half an hour. Added bonus: It’ll taste better, too, less sugary, and with a delicious orange fragrance sure to elevate the holiday spread.

Make-ahead note: The cranberry sauce can be made up to 2 days ahead. Store in the refrigerator and let come to room temperature before serving.

For a step-by-step tutorial, see The Basics: How to Make Cranberry Sauce. And for more recipe ideas, check out our Cranberry Relish, Cranberry Conserve, and Jellied Cranberry Sauce.

  • What to buy

    T-fal Specialty Nonstick 3-quart Saucepan

    Copy: This T-fal 3-quart Saucepan can be used for making sauces to boiling or steaming vegetables or cooking pasta.

    Buy on Amazon ›

Tips for Christmas

Instructions

  1. 1Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  2. 2Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the cranberries are soft and start to fall apart, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool—the sauce will thicken as it cools.
Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving
Entertaining

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving

by Kristin Donnelly | The best way to cook a stress-free dinner is to think ahead, which is why we've created this comprehensive...

How to Make Thanksgiving for One (or Two)
Guides

How to Make Thanksgiving for One (or Two)

by Amanda Balagur | Thanksgiving for one (or two) can be just as festive as any big to-do. The key is scaling back but...

How to Brine a Turkey & Why You Should
You're Doing It All Wrong

How to Brine a Turkey & Why You Should

by Jen Wheeler | There are lots of ways to cook your Thanksgiving turkey: smoke it, fry it, spatchcock it. But a traditional...