Cranberry Sauce - Claudia's Recipe

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Cranberry Sauce - Claudia's

Claudia McClaran


I grew up with my Mom serving the canned stuff and thought it was OK but not a big fan. I was served fresh cranberry sauce in a restaurant that was SO good and started my search for a good recipe. I have pulled from several sources and combined their recipes to make my own. I love it.

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Stove Top


12 oz
fresh or frozen cranberries
1 c
granulated sugar
3/4 c
orange juice
1/4 tsp
1 Tbsp
orange zest
2 Tbsp
brown sugar, light or dark, your choice
ground cinnamon


1Sort cranberries to remove any which have gone bad. Rinse and drain cranberries.
2Combine granulated sugar, orange juice and orange zest in medium sized saucepan over high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Bring to a boil.
3Add cranberries and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and allow to simmer until it begins to thicken and look saucy and about 2/3 to 3/4 of cranberries have popped open, about 5 minutes. Do not overcook.
4Remove from heat, stir in brown sugar and cinnamon.
5Pour into serving dish and allow to cool to room temperature before serving. Store any leftover in refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Sauces
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American