Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Side Dish

Nothing is easier than this fresh holiday cranberry sauce. One bite and you'll never go back to the canned stuff again.


1 c. sugar

1 c. water

1 (12-oz.) package fresh cranberries

2 tsp. orange zest

Kosher salt


In a small saucepan over low heat, combine sugar and water until sugar dissolves. Add cranberries and cook until they burst, 10 minutes. Stir in orange zest and a pinch of salt.

Remove saucepan from heat and let cool completely, then transfer to a resealable container and refrigerate.