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cranberry sauce

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

This six ingredient Cranberry Sauce recipe is an easy family favorite and worlds better than the canned version that our grandparents served with Thanksgiving dinner. You can have this prepared and on the table in less than fifteen minutes.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 2 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For cranberry sauce

  • 2/3 c
    orange juice
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 12 oz
    fresh cranberries
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    orange zest
  • 2 Tbsp
    grand marnier (optional)

How To Make cranberry sauce

  • 1
    In a medium saucepan over medium low heat add orange juice, brown sugar and sugar. Cook until the sugars dissolve.
  • 2
    Stir in cranberries, allspice and orange zest. Bring to a low boil. Simmer uncovered for 8-10 minutes or until cranberries begin to pop.
  • 3
    If desired stir in Grand Marnier after removing from the heat. Sauce will thicken as it cools.