The tart flavor of cranberries makes a nice complement to any Holiday feast. This is a classic!

Toni

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the orange juice. Stir in the cranberries, and cook until they start to pop (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat, and transfer to a bowl. Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.

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Nutrition Facts

87 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 22.2g 7% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 0.8mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2007
I needed to try this recipe before serving it to 28 guests this Thanksgiving. 1st, I made this recipe exactly as specified. I did see the words.. "simmer until cranberries pop" and decided to use "frying screen" over the pot. Thank goodness! LOL The recipe is marvelous as it is. Then I made it a 2nd time, using 1 bag cranberries, 1/2 cup brown and 1/2 cup of white sugar, 2/3 cup OJ and 1/4 cup of water. I couldn't justify boiling down Gran Manier, so I added 2 Tablespoons AFTER the berry mixture was done heating. LUCIOUS!!!! Remember to use a spatter screen and let the sauce set for at least 4 hours. Perfect consistancy and texture as well as flavors. YUM! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/30/2010
never gelled for me... Read More
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1139 Ratings
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  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 14
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2007
I needed to try this recipe before serving it to 28 guests this Thanksgiving. 1st, I made this recipe exactly as specified. I did see the words.. "simmer until cranberries pop" and decided to use "frying screen" over the pot. Thank goodness! LOL The recipe is marvelous as it is. Then I made it a 2nd time, using 1 bag cranberries, 1/2 cup brown and 1/2 cup of white sugar, 2/3 cup OJ and 1/4 cup of water. I couldn't justify boiling down Gran Manier, so I added 2 Tablespoons AFTER the berry mixture was done heating. LUCIOUS!!!! Remember to use a spatter screen and let the sauce set for at least 4 hours. Perfect consistancy and texture as well as flavors. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2009
Excellent as is without any changes. thanks for this excellent recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2006
This was wonderful sauce. I made it especially for my Dad as he loves cranberry sauce with his turkey. Both him and my grandmother raved at how awesome it was. I did make a few changes as suggested by other reviewers: I used half white & half brown sugar, half water & half orange juice. I also put just a touch (probably less than 1/8 tsp) of cinnamon. Thank you so much for sharing such a great recipe - it made a wonderful addition to my family's Thanksgiving dinner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2006
I just made this minutes ago and it is wonderful! I did do some changes as suggested by previous reviews. I did 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup water. I also let it simmer longer than 10 minutes..about 20 and mashed the cranberries. It is the perfect constancy. Can't wait to serve this tommorrow. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2006
I could not stand cranberry sauce before this. All I had ever tasted was the kind straight out of the can. But my family loves to have it for their turkey and I can't deny them that. However I figured I could make it from scratch and see if they liked that even better. Boy did they. My hubby and 11 yr. old nephew were eating it by the spoonfuls! I decided to give it a little taste since everyone was going on so much about it. OMG!!! It was awesome! I couldn't believe the difference in having fresh cranberry sauce. I will definitely have a little something at every holiday now to dress up my sliced turkey! And I will never disgrace my family with the canned stuff again. I took a few suggestions and used half white sugar half brown and added 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon. AMAZING!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2007
This reminds me of my grandmother's sauce. I also did half white half brown sugar and added 1/8 tsp of cinnamon and about 1/2 tsp of grated orange zest. It is easy to make and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
I don't eat cranberries but everyone in my family thinks this is fantastic. They can't believe how easy it is to make! I hollowed out a large orange to serve it in and used cinnamon sticks for garnish which made a great presentation and enhanced the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
The sugar and the orange juice offset the tartness of the cranberries to provide a nice blend of flavors. I altered this recipe just a little by bringing the entire cranberry mixture to a boil and then letting it gently boil for about 10-12 minutes. Then I turned the stove off and just let it sit on the hot burner for awhile. The consistency turned out perfect...not too runny. We all loved this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2004
OUTSTANDING! I used a hand mixer to puree the completed sauce before cooling. Even those who don't like other cranberry sauce loved this. Even easier than opening the canned stuff and a billion times better! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/30/2010
never gelled for me... Read More
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