UPDATE: This post was supposed to be published on Thanksgiving morning, however, due to technical difficulties (including but not limited to my idiotic phone), it was not. So, here it is. Better late than never I guess…:P

Tired of that ever jiggling cranberry sauce that comes in the can? Looking for a last minute recipe for real Cranberry Sauce? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We all know that one relative who always brings the canned cranberry sauce that downgrades further in appearance once its sliced. I’m sure that they mean well, but come on, have they ever tasted that stuff? So….why not skip the tray of rubber red stuff this year and follow this recipe?  This Easy Cranberry Sauce only takes about ten minutes to make. And with only three ingredients, you can’t go wrong! The key to good Cranberry Sauce is freshly squeezed orange juice, there is no substitution. Just kidding, regular store-bought orange juice is fine too, I just think that the alternative tastes so much better. Without further ado, I give you, easy, scrumptious, tart, and delicious Cranberry sauce.

Three Ingredients, One Goal: 1 bag Ocean Spray frozen whole Cranberries, 1 cup sugar (or 1/2 cup brown, 1/2 cup regular), 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice.

In a medium heavy bottomed saucepan, over medium heat, combine the sugar and orange juice. Stir for a couple of minutes until the sugar dissolves. Add the cranberries. Cook for about ten minutes, stirring occasionally. The finished product should have a jam-like consistency. Think strawberry jam. Turn off the heat and pour the sauce into a pretty serving bowl. Garnish with orange zest if desired, and serve!

I wish I had taken a picture of the brilliant red color the berries turned when they began to burst….oh well…here’s the finished product….;)

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