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Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce

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  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries (weight)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest (Loosely Packed)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (Freshly Squeezed)
  • 1 stick cinnamon
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    Calories140Calories from Fat
    Total Fat0g0%
    Saturated Fat
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat
    Total Carbohydrate36g12%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Annie a month ago
    It’s on repeat year after year. So good!
    Cindy Morris a month ago
    Excellent Loved it just as recipe states
    Letica Cruz 2 months ago
    Fantastic! I use this recipe every year. I make two batches. One following the recipe exactly and the second I add Serrano peppers . We like spicy, it’s great with turkey and ham too !
    Tay Pedersen a year ago
    i added some dried cranberries as well and it came out amazing!
    Blanc Vieras a year ago
    I substituted maple syrup in the place of sugar and it was delicious! Rave reviews from everyone at the table.
    Amanda Owens a year ago
    New family favorite. So very good. Leftovers are excellent on chicken or pork chops too
    Ford a year ago
    Delicious! Easy! Double the recipe if you are serving more than 4 people because this is amazing.
    Dalaina a year ago
    This was fantastic! A new staple for Thanksgiving. bye-bye canned cranberry jelly. Hubby approved 😊
    Linda. B. a year ago
    Beautiful color and consistency. So easy, and has a depth of flavor. Made it two days before 🦃
    Dyane a year ago
    It is perfection! Absolutely DELISH !
    Heather Davignon 2 years ago
    Most amazing recipe! Yummmm!
    Will Braddy 2 years ago
    I loved the recipe, I doubled everything to make enough, but I would recommend using store-bought orange juice and very little zest; it just makes it too orangy for me. Also, if you want it to be a jelly like the canned kind, cook it longer until it gets about that color and it’s no longer a liquid. Then put it in a bowl to cool and it will gel up.
    Kathy Rohlman 2 years ago
    My go to for Thanksgiving!
    Amy G. 2 years ago
    Delicious! I would make it again and it made the house smell great!
    J.P. Schultz 2 years ago
    This recipe is good. Double recipe size and turned out awesome. Surely will be a hit tomorrow😉
    Todd Reed 2 years ago
    Simple and easy. Great way to start Thanksgiving dinner: Made a day before and ready to go. 🙂
    Candy Hafler 2 years ago
    Delicious! I added 1/2 tsp vanilla to the mix. I will definitely make this again.
    Jennifer S. 2 years ago
    So perfect & super quick
    Autumn W. 2 years ago
    Delicious! A ( not TOO sweet) tart, citrusy recipe ! I've been making it every year for a few years and it's always a hit. I make it 2 days before to cut down on things to get done day off.
    Karen B. 3 years ago
    My husbands favorite cranberry sauce so far. Making it again
    Jessica Hays 3 years ago
    This flavor combination was so. good. Quick and easy to make but I would advise removing from the sauce pan ASAP once you've finished cooking because I let mine sit too long and was very difficult to clean afterwards. Even so, the flavor was totally worth it and I'll definitely make this again.
    Sandy Pineiro 3 years ago
    Wonderful! I never liked the cranberry sauce in the can, but this was delicious. Will definitely make again for Christmas.
    Holly 3 years ago
    This recipe is great!! I just needed a reminder when I found this recipe but I didn’t have oranges for the zest so I’ll admit that I made a couple of changes. I added 1/4 cup of Grand Mariner for additional orange flavor and added 1/2 cup of walnuts. This came out perfectly and everyone raved over the sauce!!
    Megan Wentz 3 years ago
    Made this for the second year in a row at Thanksgiving dinner. It was a hit!
    Kristen H. 3 years ago
    This is my favorite cranberry sauce recipe! Quick and easy to make. I like to thin the leftovers with some water and serve over pancakes.
    rballin64 . 3 years ago
    Simple recipe. Very tasty!
    Ellen B. 3 years ago
    Recipe was easy to follow. Cranberry sauce turn out very good.
    Danielle H. 3 years ago
    Delicious! Not too tangy, not too sweet.
    Erin M. 3 years ago
    Tasted exactly like thanksgiving cranberry sauce fresh and yummy
    Paige Hale 3 years ago
    This is delicious! I tried to cut back on the sugar, but ended up adding most of it to cut the tartness of the cranberries. I’ll add a little les orange peel next time