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Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Brenda Hyde is a writer, editor and founder of Old Fashioned Living, an online magazine that encourages families to keep the traditions, memories and keepsakes that have been passed down from generations past. She has a degree in Journal...

Thanksgiving side dishes

Homemade cranberry sauce with fresh cranberries is so easy and fast to make, it's a wonder anyone would ever use the canned variety! Try this classic Thanksgiving side dish recipe.

Thanksgiving side dishesFresh cranberry sauce recipe


4 cups (1 pound) cranberries
3 cups sugar
2 cups boiling water
1 tablespoon grated orange peel


Wash cranberries; drain and remove stems. Combine with remaining ingredients in 3 1/2 quart saucepan; let stand 5 minutes.

Bring to a boil. Simmer, covered for 5 more minutes until cranberries have have popped, remove from heat and stand 5 minutes. Simmer, covered, for about 5 minutes longer.

Remove from heat. Cool; refrigerate until well chilled, several hours or overnight.

Makes 1 quart

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