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Easiest-Ever Cranberry Sauce

Almost as simple as popping open a can, this four-ingredient sauce comes together with little effort.

Serves 10
Ready in 145 mins
Prep time 5 mins
Cooking time 20 mins
Chill time 120 mins
112 calories per serving


> 2 large oranges
> 2 (12 oz) bags fresh cranberries
> 3/4 cup sugar
> 1 cinnamon stick


With a vegetable peeler, remove 4 long strips of orange peel from the oranges. Squeeze ¾ cup juice from oranges into a large saucepan. Stir in the cranberries, sugar, cinnamon stick, and strips of zest.
Heat to a boil on medium-high, stirring often. Reduce heat and simmer 10–12 min., until most of the cranberries burst, stirring occasionally. Discard cinnamon stick and zest strips.
Transfer sauce to a heatproof container, cover, and refrigerate until cool.


This recipe can be made ahead and refrigerated up to 5 days in advance.

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