Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, and sauté for 4 minutes. Add sugar and the next 4 ingredients (through cranberries); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 8 minutes or until cranberries pop. Remove from heat, and stir in orange rind. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Dried Cherry-Cranberry Sauce: Combine 1 cup dried cherries and 1 cup cherry juice in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Drain. Add drained cherries to Old-Fashioned Cranberry Sauce. Serves 14 (serving size: 1/4 cup) Calories 137; Fat 1g (sat 1g); Sodium 3mg
Raspberry-Walnut Cranberry Sauce: Add 1 cup fresh raspberries and 1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts to Old-Fashioned Cranberry Sauce. Serves 16 (serving size: 1/4 cup) Calories 112; Fat 3g (sat 3g); Sodium 1mg