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Best Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Sides and Sauces
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Oven Struck


  • 12 oz. fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water filtered or spring

Add Ins

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Brandy
  • 1/2 of a large navel orange - quartered


  • Combine water and sugar in a high sided pot. Simmer until sugar has mostly dissolved.
  • Add in 12 ounces of fresh cranberries the juice of the orange and the orange quarters.
  • Simmer over medium-low heat for approximately 15 minutes or until most cranberries have burst
  • Remove from heat and discard the oranges
  • Stir in Brandy and Cinnamon
  • Chill to serve or serve warm