Thanksgiving Side Dishes
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Cranberry Sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce is easier to make than you might think, and it tastes SO much better than sauce from a can!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: side dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberries, cranberry sauce, thanksgiving side dish recipes
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Judith Hannemann


  • 12 oz fresh cranberries (1 bag is usually 12 oz)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 strip orange peel 1/2-inch x 2-inches
  • 2 tbs water


  • Mix all ingredients in a medium saucpan
  • Heat over medium heat stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  • Bring to boil and allow to boil for 10 minutes.
  • Cool to room temperature and refrigerate until ready to use.


Serving: 2oz | Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg