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Classic Cranberry Sauce


It's easy to make classic cranberry sauce at home, and so much tastier than buying a can.Listening to them pop, and the aroma they give your home, you'll look forward to making them again.

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  • 1 (12-ounce) bag fresh or frozen cranberries (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water


Servings 6
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 30mins


Step 1

Place cranberries in a strainer; rinse with cool water. Remove any stems or blemished berries.

In 3-quart saucepan, heat sugar and water to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Boil 5 minutes.

Stir in cranberries. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Boil about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cranberries begin to pop. Cover and refrigerate about 3 hours or until chilled.

Expert Tips
Make sauce as directed, adding 2 teaspoons grated orange peel with cranberries. Be sure to cook the cranberries until they pop in order to release the natural pectin, which thickens the sauce.

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