Cranberry Sauce with Orange and Cinnamon
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Traditional Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce with Orange Zest and Cinnamon
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Thanksgiving
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 12oz bag frozen (or fresh) cranberries
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 slivers of orange zest
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  1. Empty the bag of cranberries into a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add 1 tbsp water and 1 cup sugar. Stir and cook until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add in the orange zest and cinnamon stick, and allow to lightly boil for 10 minutes, until cranberries burst and become a thick sauce. Stir frequently.
  4. Cover and store in the fridge for at least 4 hours before serving. Ideally you'd make these the night before!
Recipe by Ally's Cooking at