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Mama's Holiday Cranberry Sauce


  • 12 oz bag of fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar {can substitute brown sugar}
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  • In a small saucepan over medium high heat add orange juice, water, and sugar.
  • Stir and bring to a boil
  • Add cranberries & cinnamon.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and simmer.
  • Stir occasionally, until the cranberries break down and the sauce thickens. This takes about 30-45 minutes.
  • Serve warm or room temp with Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers like my Thanksgiving Leftovers Pizza.


*My Mama likes to garnish with orange peel or zest.