This recipe was graciously shared with me by a Jamaican friend, many years ago. It makes a delicious sauce, different from any other cranberry sauce I've ever tasted or made. It does not "gel" but you do want to cook it long enough to make a good, thick consistency. You can use 1 tablespoon of excellent quality ground cinnamon instead of the cinnamon stick, if you prefer. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com.

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Ingredients

64
Original recipe yields 64 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the cranberries, grated orange rind, cinnamon, orange juice, brown sugar and enough water to cover cranberries in a saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat. Immediately turn heat down and simmer for about one hour or until the sauce has thickened. Taste for sweetness and adjust with additional sugar if necessary. You can not overcook, so continue cooking until you have a good thick consistency. Let mixture cool a bit then refrigerate in a covered container.

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Nutrition Facts

36.7 calories; 0.1 g protein; 9.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 2.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
This is wonderful. I used ground cinnamon instead of sticks because I didn't have any on hand and it still turned out great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/20/2009
I wanted to like this so much I made it for the first time for Turkey Day. I love cinnamon orange cranberries and Jamaican food. I hoped it would taste spicy and comforting but I think the orange zest made it too bitter. I will not make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
This is wonderful. I used ground cinnamon instead of sticks because I didn't have any on hand and it still turned out great. Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
This is wonderful. I used ground cinnamon instead of sticks because I didn't have any on hand and it still turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2009
I love this recipe! I always add a little more orange juice than water. I add a little honey to make it a little more sweet than tart. Additionally I add a mixture of cornstarch and water to make it a bit more thick. The flavor is so good and it just gets better as it sits in the fridge. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2007
This was FABULOUS!! I added 1 cup extra of brown sugar (Dark Brown Sugar) and 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon and then used 4 tablespoons of corstarch mixed with 5 tablespoons of water (this is after I simmered the sauce for an hour) brought it up to a boil again and then simmered for another 15 minutes and chilled overnight. The consistancy was thicker and more jelly like which is what my family is used to. GREAT RECIPE! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2007
I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe. Although it is a personal peeve of mine when people alter the recipe and then review it I did only have one cinnamon stick and it seemed to be perfect for my tastes. I took the leftover sauce and brushed it on grilled chicken breasts the last 5 minutes of cook time. It made a crunchy delicious glaze for chicken! We loved it at our house! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2006
I cut this recipe to make 16 servings because I didn't have enough cranberries. Made it for Thanksgiving and it went really well with ham and Cranberry Nut Bread I from this site. It's good hot or cold and super easy to make! It just needs an occasional stir while it simmers away. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2004
Wonderful recipe!!! I made this for Thanksgiving and received many many compliments. I'm not a fan of cranberry sauce...but I loved this. It is also easy to make! If your looking for a good cranberry sauce you have to try this. I mixed the leftover with mayo and used it on turkey sandwiches! Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2010
Very good. I've made it two Thanksgivings in a row. I add chopped walnuts after it's done and a little flour or cornstarch to thicken it while cooking. The walnuts really ascent it well. This year I made so much that I made a pie (apple-cranberry) to use up the leftovers that came out great too. I'll post the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2008
Yummmmy! I did as others did by adding some cornstarch to make it more like a jelly and didn't have cinn. sticks so I used cinnamon. Also added some 100% pure honey from a local farmer's market. Made it for 24 servings (12 oz bag of cranberries). Amazing and easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2004
This cranberry sauce is the best I have ever had! I made it last year for Thanksgiving and have been waiting for an excuse to make it again. Seriously the best cranberries ever! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/20/2009
I wanted to like this so much I made it for the first time for Turkey Day. I love cinnamon orange cranberries and Jamaican food. I hoped it would taste spicy and comforting but I think the orange zest made it too bitter. I will not make this again. Read More
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