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  • 12 ounces - fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cups - orange juice
  • 2/3 cups - brown sugar
  • 1/3 cups - white sugar
  • - 2 oz. gold rum OR 2 tbsp amaretto OR 1/4 cup triple sec, optional
  • Directions:

    In a small saucepan, heat all ingredients over medium-high heat for 15-20 minutes or until most of the liquid is reduced; stir occasionally. If it sounds like the cranberries are popping, don't worry - that's normal.

    Remove the sauce from heat and serve.

    Brief Description

    Use fresh cranberries to make this easy and delicious cranberry sauce in your own kitchen; a special treat for Thanksgiving.

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    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 2 min
    Cook Time: 15 min


    This sauce can be made several days ahead; bring to room temperature or slightly reheat before serving, as desired.


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    November 4, 2013

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    1. Wendy Clark says:

      Oh me, I LOVE cranberry sauce, but haven’t made it homemade. This makes it look so easy!

    2. Melissa Storms says:

      I have never actually made my own cranberry sauce but have always wanted to. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    3. ANN*H says:

      I love cranberry sauce and the best way is to make it yourself . Oh yummy

      • MC says:

        Yes! It’s such a simple thing to make for yourself, and then you can enjoy the fresh amazing flavor with no added preservatives. 🙂

    4. Adriane says:

      I love homemade cranberry sauce – so delicious!! I’ve taken it to dinner parties and people who say they aren’t fond of cranberry sauce (they have only had canned) flip out over it 🙂

    5. Kristi says:

      I think homemade is the best for cranberry sauce! I like the orange juice in this as well.

    6. sheila ressel says:

      I have always wanted to make REAL cranberry sauce but wasn’t sure how to. This year it’s not going to be from a can!

    7. Wanda Tracey says:

      This sounds incredibly delicious! I think when I make it I will add the amaretto.Thanks for sharing this awesome cranberry sauce recipe.

    8. Melissa Storms says:

      This sounds really good, I have been toying with the idea of making fresh cranberry sauce. I love the idea of adding rum.

    9. Aileen Latulippe says:

      I love cranberry sauce where you can see and taste individual cranberries. This looks delicious and easy to make.

    10. Veronica Lee says:

      I love homemade sauces and this looks amazing!

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