Basic Cranberry Sauce

Basic Cranberry Sauce created by iris5555

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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15mins
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ingredients

  • 34 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 14 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)

directions

  • Bring water, sugar and salt to a rapid boil in a medium nonreactive saucepan over high heat.
  • Stir occasionally to dissolve the sugar.
  • Stir in your cranberries and return to a boil.
  • 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.
  • Place in a bowl and cool at room temperature.
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"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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  1. CindiJ
    I made as written only subbing out Splenda for sugar for health reasons. This reminds me of the cranberry sauce my grandma used to make. Made for a Cook-A-Thon in memory of Jeanette.
  2. MrsM1021
    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.
  3. kaec7628
    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!
  4. kaec7628
    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!
  5. cfletcher
    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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