Pure and Simple Cranberry Sauce

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Pure and Simple Cranberry SauceRecipe

Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Claire Spollen

Nothing on your Thanksgiving menu is easier than cranberry sauce, whether you keep it classic or spice it up.

Makes 2 1/2 cups (serving size: 2 tbsp.)

Ingredients

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1 pound fresh or frozen cranberries
About 3/4 cup sugar
About 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tablespoon orange zest

Preparation

Total: 30 Minutes

Put all ingredients with 1/4 cup water in a medium saucepan. Simmer over low heat, stirring often, until most of the cranberries have popped, 10 to 15 minutes. Add sugar and salt to taste if you like.

Make ahead: Up to 1 week, chilled.

VARIATIONS

Cranberry and Blenheim Apricot Sauce: To the saucepan of combined ingredients above, add 4 oz. coarsely chopped dried Blenheim apricots (available at well-stocked grocery stores and brfarms.com), 6 each juniper berries and crushed allspice berries, 1/4 tsp. ground cloves, 1 whole bay leaf, juice and zest of 1 large orange, and an additional 1/4 cup water. Simmer and season as directed above.

Cranberry Apple Sauce: To the saucepan of combined ingredients above, add 3 oz. coarsely chopped dried apples, 3 crushed allspice berries, 1/4 tsp. ground cloves, 1/8 tsp. ground cardamom, 1 whole cinnamon stick, the juice and zest of 1 medium lemon, and an additional 1/2 cup water. Simmer and season as directed above.

Created date

October 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 67
Caloriesfromfat 0.7 %
Protein 0.2 g
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 17 g
Fiber 1.8 g
Sodium 64 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg