- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest, optional
- 12 ounces (340 grams) fresh or frozen cranberries, (about 3 cups)
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Salt, to taste
Bring the water, juice, sugar, and zest to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat.
Reduce the heat to medium, add the cranberries and cinnamon, and simmer until two-thirds of the cranberries have burst and the mixture has thickened slightly, about 10 to 12 minutes. Taste and season with salt and add more sugar if necessary.
Let cool before serving or storing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
My husband has always insisted that we have the cranberry sauce in a can, since that’s what he grew up with. I told him I wanted to try homemade this year too. After one bite, he had to admit that the can stuff was garbage and this one is amazing. The whole family loved it! So simple and delicious. We’ll be making this from now on!