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Make Ahead Cranberry Sauce (3 Ingredients)

Learn how to make homemade Thanksgiving cranberry sauce with only 3 ingredients. This recipe is made with fresh or frozen cranberries and can be made ahead of time (up to 6 days before Thanksgiving).

Here's what you'll need...

You'll Need:

– 12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries – 1 cup granulated sugar – 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange peel – juice of 4 oranges (about ¾ cup) – 1/2 cup water


Add cranberries, sugar, orange peel, orange juice, and water to a large saucepan.


Cook over medium heat, stirring often. Reduce the heat as needed to avoid scorching until cranberries begin to burst and a dark red, syrupy juice forms. Continue to cook until the cranberry sauce reduces and thickens, about 25 minutes. The cranberry sauce will continue to thicken slightly as it cools.


Allow cranberry sauce to cool to room temperature, then transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 6 days.

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