Homemade Cranberry Sauce

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This Homemade Cranberry Sauce is the easiest Thanksgiving dish around, but also the one that makes the biggest difference! If you haven’t tried making cranberry sauce yourself, now’s the time! It’s SO much better than store-bought and ties everything together. It’s super simple, only takes a little bit of time, and is also my absolute favorite to use on a leftover Thanksgiving sandwich. Hope you try this one and enjoy!

For another delicious festive dish, check out my Creamy Cheesy Mashed Potatoes recipe.

What You'll Need:

+ 3 cups Cranberries

+ 1 1/2 cup Water

+ 1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar

+ Juice of 1/2 an Orange

+ Zest of 1/2 an Orange

+ Splash of Vanilla Extract

+ Pinch of Nutmeg

+ Cinnamon Stick

+ Pinch of Salt


1. Combine cranberries, water, brown sugar, and orange juice bring to a boil over medium heat.

2. Lower the heat and add the cinnamon stick.

3. Simmer until most of the cranberries have popped (approximately 10 minutes).

4. Remove from heat and add orange zest, nutmeg, vanilla extract, and salt.

5. Stir to combine.

6. Let cool, chill if desired, garnish with additional orange zest and serve.

Here’s a video of how I put the Homemade Cranberry Sauce together!

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