Super Easy Cranberry Sauce

Super Easy Cranberry Sauce

cranberry sauce recipe
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Every turkey dinner deserves a sweet cranberry sauce accompaniment. Try this super-easy recipe, which leaves room for your own personal touch, and you’ll never go for a canned sauce again.


  • 1 x 12-ounce package (or 500 grams) of cranberries (airelles rouges)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup sugar (add more if cranberries are tart)
  • Freshly grated lemon or tangerine zest

OPTIONAL: Cinnamon stick (remove at end of cooking), crystallized ginger bits, toasted almonds, Cabernet red wine



Pour cranberries into a small casserole pot. Add sugar and water and mix well.

Cover the pot of cranberries with a lid and bring to a boil. Boil berries for about 10-15 minutes until the skin slightly bursts. Add lemon or tangerine zest.

Remove it immediately from the heat and allow to cool. Serve cold in pretty serving bowl to accompany your turkey dinner.

ALSO READ: 9 Recipes for the Perfect, Festive, Dinner Menu to find out how to roast the perfect turkey and prepare a delicious stuffing to serve with this cranberry sauce!



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