Cranberry Sauce1

This is a quick cranberry sauce that comes together in less than 20 minutes. Fresh cranberries simmer in an orange juice reduction with a bit of sugar and cinnamon for a tart yet sweet sauce. Too simple and too perfect. The cranberries pop in the saucepan as they break down quickly to a thick, chunky sauce. I had to share it and you have  just enough time to make it!

Last Minute Cranberry Sauce
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Don't use canned cranberry sauce when you can make homemade that is fresh and delicious in less than 20 minutes!
  • 4 cups cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • Zest from one orange plus all the juice from that orange
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 or 2 cinnamon sticks (May substitute with a dash of cinnamon)
  1. Put all the ingredients into a saucepan over medium heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries burst and the sauce thickens, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Serve at room temperature or cool and refrigerate.
  3. Remove the cinnamon stick before serving.
  4. Makes 2 cups

Recipe from Tyler Florence, one of my favorite Food Network chefs!

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