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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

A Thanksgiving staple!

Why buy the canned version when fresh cranberries are so healthy and this recipe is so surprisingly easy to make? Just follow my directions below and enjoy!

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  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Recipe Type: side dish
  • Serves: 4-6


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup organic brown sugar
  • 12 ounces of fresh organic cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated organic orange zest


  • 1. Bring the water and organic brown sugar to a boil, stirring occasionally until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • 2. Add fresh organic cranberries and bring to a simmer, stirring until berries burst, for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • 3. Mix in organic orange zest, then cool.
  • 4. Refrigerate until needed (will last 2 days).