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Cranberry sauce in a white china dish on top of a white napkin.
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Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

Whole berry cranberry sauce
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 strips orange peel


  • Place everything into a pot
  • Bring to a boil
  • Boil for 5 minutes
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool
  • Remove cinnamon stick and orange peel
  • Cover and refrigerate



  • Use just the orange peel and try to avoid getting the white pith that's just under the peel. The pith can be bitter. Use a sharp knife or a vegetable peeler to remove the peel.
  • Keep an eye on your cranberries while cooking and stir often to avoid scorching
  • If berries become too thick, you can a touch more water
  • The berries will begin to pop while they are cooking. This is normal!


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg