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
|1 package of cranberries||1 cup sugar|
|1 tsp orange zest||2 tbs orange juice|
|2 cinnamon sticks||pinch of salt|
Combine all ingredients into a pan. Bring to boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes until the cranberries pop and the mixture thickens.
Let cool to room temperature then refrigerate for up to a week.
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