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The best homemade cranberry sauce

Last updated on December 8th, 2021 at 10:29 pm

This Cranberry Sauce recipe is flavored with fragrant and exotic spices and orange zest. It is a must for your best-roasted turkey recipe—a favorite traditional fruity sauce for the holidays.

The best homemade cranberry sauce is easy, delightful, and only takes 30 minutes to make from preparation to finish. This sauce can be made the day before or the day of your delicious dinner. The aromatic spices complement this sweet and citrus-flavored cranberry sauce recipe and make it an ideal side dish for roasted poultry and meat.

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Forget about the canned stuff; make this recipe. It is perfect for every turkey dinner. This is perfect if you are not making your favorite turkey recipe this year and want to try roasted meat or roasted cornish hens.

homemade cranberry sauce
Cranberry Sauce

What is Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is traditionally served on Thanksgiving day. But who says that you cannot have it any other days when cranberries are in season. Whenever you see fresh cranberries at your local supermarket, make the recipe – super easy and delicious.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce is made with fresh cranberries. The berries are cooked in sugar, orange juice, and spices. The perfect way to perfume your kitchen while cooking your best recipes. Cranberries are also great for Cranberry Upside Down Cake.

How to make Cranberry sauce

The trick to making the best and tastiest cranberry sauce is by replacing the water with fresh orange juice. The fresh juice will add an amazingly delicious flavor to the cranberries while they’re popping inside the saucepan.

When using fresh cranberries, make sure you rinse them well to remove any debris that might have been attached to the fruit. You can use fresh or frozen cranberries in this recipe. If you are using frozen cranberries, there’s no need to defrost them. Add them to the pan with the orange juice and let the mixture come up to a boil before adding the spices and the orange zest. Cook the mixture for about 10 – 15 minutes. Let it cool before serving. The sauce will thicken a bit more as it cools.

homemade cranberry sauce
Cranberry Sauce

The ingredients you will need for the recipe

  • Fresh or Frozen Cranberries: usually found in the grocery section or the frozen secton. Looking for fresh groceries to be delivered to your front door? Try Amazon Fresh.
  • Fresh orange juice: alos found at your local supermakert and on Amazon Fresh. use the zest of an orange to also spice the cranberries.
  • Ground ginger: you can get it here.
  • Ground Cinnamon: you can it here.
  • Ground Nutmeg: you can get it here.

Notes and Tips

  • This recipe can be made the day before and reheated.
  • Leftover cranberry sauce is perfect for baked good, and ice cream.
  • A dash of salt is a secret ingredient you can add to balance out the tart taste of the cranberries and the sugar.
  • Do not use canned cranberries to make this recipe.
  • Do not use dried cranberries to make this recipes.
  • This recipe makes 2 1/2 cups.
homemade cranberry sauce
Cranberry Sauce

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homemade cranberry sauce

The best homemade cranberry sauce

Cranberry Sauce recipe is flavored with fragrant and exotic spices and orange zest
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish, Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Calories 1827 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound fresh cranberries washed and dried
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 orange zested and juiced

Instructions
 

  • In a medium pot, combine the cranberries, sugar and water. Stir to blend. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer and add the cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Stir to blend and simmer for an additional 5 to 7 minutes. Some of the cranberries will burst and some will remain whole. Add the orange juice and zest, stir and allow to cool before serving.

Notes

  • This recipe can be made the day before and reheated.
  • Leftover cranberry sauce is perfect for baked goods, and ice cream.
  • A dash of salt is a secret ingredient you can add to balance out the tart taste of the cranberries and the sugar.
  • Do not use canned cranberries to make this recipe.
  • Do not use dried cranberries to make this recipe.
  • This recipe makes 2 1/2 cups.

Nutrition

Calories: 1827kcalCarbohydrates: 472gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 17mgPotassium: 650mgFiber: 25gSugar: 430gVitamin A: 571IUVitamin C: 130mgCalcium: 107mgIron: 2mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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