Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving Series: Zesty Cranberry Sauce

Once I discovered how delicious homemade cranberry sauce was, my Thanksgiving was transformed. And this is THE EASIEST side dish on the menu, and it can be made ahead, saving you time (and stress!) on the big day. Since I first made this or brought it to various holiday gatherings, it has been a repeated request - and that makes me happy!

This is a recipe repeat. For full step by step instructions, visit the original post.

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Zesty Cranberry Sauce

1 12 oz. bag fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup orange juice
2 tsp. grated orange peel
1/8 tsp. cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a large skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until cranberries begin to pop; about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Serve chilled or at room temperature. The sauce will thicken as it cools. Makes 2 1/2 cups, 8-10 servings.


  1. This looks sooooo good and you're right, EASY! Thanks for sharing!

  2. this dish looked so yummy that I included it in a T-day round up: http://www.familybalancesheet.org/2011/11/30-thanksgiving-meal-ideas-to-feast-on.html

    I hope you'll help me spread the word!

  3. Hi Sara, (tina from Secret Recipe Club)! your email address isn't working can you please email me - tinahudgens@aol.com thanks a million

  4. Mmmm...I love homemade cranberry sauce and yours sounds wonderful -- the orange zest is the perfect touch!

    In this week of Thanksgiving I especially want you to know how grateful I am to have you be a part of the creative spirit and camaraderie at Rook No. 17. Thank you for linking up to “A Little Birdie Told Me…”!



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