Homemade Jellied Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Jellied Cranberry Sauce
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Makes 1 cup


1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 12-ounce package Ocean Spray® Fresh or Frozen Cranberries


Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; add cranberries, return to a boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Place a wire mesh strainer over a medium mixing bowl. Pour contents of saucepan into strainer. Mash cranberries with the back of a spoon, frequently scraping the outside of the strainer, until no pulp is left.

Stir contents of bowl. Pour into serving container. Cover and cool completely at room temperature. Refrigerate until serving time.

Makes 1 cup.

PER SERVING (2 Tablespoons): Calories 115(6%DV), Fat 0grams, Sodium 1mg(<1%DV), Pot. 32mg(1%DV), Total Carb. 29grams(10%DV), Dietary Fiber 1gram(6%DV), Sugars 24grams, Calcium 1mg(<1%DV), Vitamin C 5mg(7%DV), Iron <1mg(<1%DV), Dietary Exchange: Fruit 2


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Quick and easy

I made this quicker by using a hand blender rather than the sieve. It means it’s more of a jam rather than a jelly, but I like the texture of the whole fruit and not wasting any of it. When making it again I’d use less sugar as it’s quite sweet and I’d like it a bit more tart. It filled 2x 1 lb Jared when blending it.

So good!

I made this recipe exactly, but it would not set. I squeezed a 1/4 of an orange and 1/4 of a lemon and maybe added too much water. So, I added some Knox gelatin and it turned out perfectly! It was so good that folks were bickering over the last bit. Therefore, I agreed to make extra batches to settle the squabbles. Gee whiz people! lol

Loved it

Veta from Los Angeles , CA

My husband is trying to follow a FODMAP diet and high fructose corn syrup is a big no no. Canned cranberry sauce is made with it and I thought we'd just have to give that up until I discovered this recipe. Couldn't believe how simple it was and how good it tastes. The next time I make it, I'm going to try one reviewer's suggestion that you add 1/2 cup water instead of 1 cup for a thicker sauce.

Wonderful Sauce

Very easy to make and is so much better than store bought. I did decrease the water by a quarter cup but otherwise followed the recipe. Make sure to boil for the correct amount of time (Jellied reading on a thermometer) or it won't setup. You will definitely be pleased with the taste of this recipe


Diane Cheatood from Elma, WA

I bought 5 pounds of fresh cranberries. Used orange zest from 4 large oranges and the juice from the oranges. Put it through a food mill . Made 16 half pint jars. Delicious.

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