Old Fashioned Cranberry Sauce

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Things You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb cranberries
  • 2 C sugar
  • 2 C water
  • 1 tbs orange zest, if desired.


berries_Thumb.jpg Open up your bag of cranberries and pour them into a strainer. Wash them in cold water and pick them over. Remove any stems or squishy berries. You can also use frozen cranberries.


cranberrycook_Thumb.jpg Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan. Heat to boiling. Boil 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Add cranberries and orange zest. Return the mixture to a boil, and continue boiling for an additional 5 minutes or until cranberries start popping.


foodmill_Thumb.jpg Optional: If you don’t like cranberry skins or chunks in your sauce, you can push the sauce through a sieve or food mill. My grandmother always did this, but I personally don’t mind chunkier sauce.

Cover and refrigerate until chilled. The sauce will not be as jellied as the canned kind. However, it will taste a WHOLE lot better.


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