Cranberry Sauce - Claudia's

Cranberry Sauce - Claudia's Recipe

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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

How to Make Cranberry Sauce - Claudia's


  • 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.

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About Cranberry Sauce - Claudia's

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