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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

No Thanksgiving meal is complete without cranberry sauce, and this homemade version is sure to impress your guests. With a perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors, this sauce is the perfect accompaniment to turkey, stuffing, and all your favorite holiday dishes.
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This cranberry sauce recipe uses fresh cranberries, sugar, and orange juice to create a delicious and vibrant sauce. It's easy to make and can be prepared in advance, making it the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu.


12 oz fresh cranberries
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
8 Servings

Prep Time:

0 Hrs 5 Mins

Cook Time:

0 Hrs 15 Mins

Total TIme:

0 Hrs 0 Mins



Rinse the cranberries and remove any stems or debris.


In a medium saucepan, combine the cranberries, sugar, orange juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.


Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.


Reduce the heat to medium-low and let the sauce simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until the cranberries have burst and the sauce has thickened.


Remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool to room temperature before serving.

Tips for this recipe

If you like a chunkier cranberry sauce, you can leave some of the cranberries whole or only partially mash them. For a smoother sauce, use a blender or food processor to puree the mixture after cooking. The sauce can be made a few days ahead and stored in the fridge until ready to serve.

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