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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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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.

Keyword cranberries, holidays recipes, thanksgiving, turkey dinner
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