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    Basic Cranberry Sauce

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    15 mins

    5 mins

    10 mins

    Jeanette G's Note:

    I was watching a cooking show one day and this recipe caught my eye because it was just too simple. I love having cranberry sauce with my dressing during Thanksgiving and thought it would be a nice change of pace from the old can version.

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    Units: US | Metric

    • 3/4 cup water
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 (12 ounce) bag cranberries (fresh or frozen, If you use frozen berries do not defrost them. Rinse them and add about 2 minutes t)


    1. 1
      Bring water, sugar and salt to a rapid boil in a medium nonreactive saucepan over high heat.
    2. 2
      Stir occasionally to dissolve the sugar.
    3. 3
      Stir in your cranberries and return to a boil.
    4. 4
      Reduce your heat to medium and simmer until saucy and slightly thickened and about 2/3 of your berries have popped open-- about 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Place in a bowl and cool at room temperature.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 30, 2008


      I made this for Thanksgiving and it was so easy and good. I definitely had to add more sugar though because it was quite tart at first.

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    • on March 20, 2007


      I have made this as written and with changes. My favorite change is to use apple juice instead of water, add a dash of cinnamon and 1 cup of cool whip (just before putting in a bowl to cool.) Either way this is a great recipe thanks for sharing!

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    • on December 06, 2006


      This is the only way I have made my sauce for years.....with the exception of the salt...but in the last couple of years I have thrown in 1/2 an orange to jazz up the flavour a bit. But you can't go wrong with the basics !

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Cranberry Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (123 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 232.6
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 147.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 60.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
    Sugars 53.3 g
    Protein 0.3 g

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