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Yields 2 ¼ cups


  • ½ cup fresh orange juice, from two oranges
  • ½ cup water
  • ¾ cup plus 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 (12 oz) bag fresh or frozen cranberries (do not use dried)
  • Zest of one orange, about 2 teaspoons
  • Pinch salt


In a medium sauce pan over high heat, bring the orange juice, water and sugar to a boil. Add the cranberries, orange zest and salt and return to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and boil gently for 10 to 12 minutes, until most of cranberries have burst open (you may need to mash them a bit with a spoon).

Transfer sauce to a serving bowl. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Make-Ahead/Freezing Instructions: Cranberry sauce will keep for 10 days in a covered container in the refrigerator. It can also be frozen for up to two months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before using.