Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Oct 7, 2009 at 7:49 p.m. ET

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.

Fresh cranberry sauce recipe

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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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