Cranberry sauce, much like my beloved mashed potatoes, is one of those Thanksgiving staples that can completely make or break the meal. A good cranberry sauce is absolutely essential, but who has the time for elaborate over-the-top homemade versions? We know how easy it is to grab a can and run with it, but I swear we have something that’s ALMOST as simple and FAR more delicious. And you know what? You could make it today and it would¬†still be good for Thanksgiving a week from now.

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce
prep time
2 Minute/s
cook time
20 Minute/s
total time
22 Minute/s
Serves 10Ingredients
  • 1 package of cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 2 tbs orange juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • pinch of salt
  1. Combine all ingredients into a pan. Bring to boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes until the cranberries pop and the mixture thickens.
  3. Let cool to room temperature then refrigerate for up to a week.

Photography: White Loft Studio

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