Homemade Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
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Makes 2 1/4 cups


1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 12-ounce package Ocean Spray® Fresh or Frozen Cranberries, rinsed and drained


Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil; add cranberries, return to boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover and cool completely at room temperature. Refrigerate until serving time.

Makes 2 1/4 cups.

PER SERVING (2 Tablespoons): Calories 51(3%DV), Fat 0grams, Pot. 14mg(<1%DV), Total Carb. 13grams(4%DV), Dietary Fiber <1gram(3%DV), Sugars 11grams, Vitamin C 2mg(3%DV), Dietary Exchange: Fruit 1


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John Q. Public

easy , simple, quick, and most of all FUN! I added a orange peel < grated not zested> came out GOOOD!

Our cranberry/strawberry jam

For years I made this recipe and we loved it. So to kick it up a notch I experimented and came up with this now family recipe. I add 4 cups of frozen fresh picked strawberries from summer harvest with the bag ocean spray frozen or fresh cranberries, substitute 1 cup of water for 1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice(or bottled), cut down sugar to 1/2 cup of sugar, stir a little. Meanwhile grade 2 yo 3 tablespoons of orange rind. Bring to a boil. Once sauce is slightly muchy lower to a simmer and with potatoe masher mash Do Not Puree. Add the orange rind. Stir often to not allow to stick. Simmer down liquids till thick. Remove from heat. Transfer in a heat resistant container with lid off and let cool. Once cool close it put in fridge over night. Now you have a nice jam. Cheers. Been making this recipe for 20 years now. Fantastic with turckey. Enjoy.

Excellent Flavor & Texture, used powdered Stevia

Lissa from Clovis, NM

Just like Doug from Tumwater, VA below, I love the thick texture that you get from using the whole berries: thick and rich. I used powdered stevia as a sweetener; had to use 1.5 times the amount that I would have used for sugar, which was weird, since stevia is much sweeter than sugar. Maybe the way it the powdered stevia processed, or maybe because I used the 'generic' version of it...! I also have added chopped apples for cranberry applesauce, or sometimes mixed frozen fruit for a great treat. Also, I don't can mine - it goes straight into quart-size Ziplocs, I remove the excess air, and freeze for up to a year, and it's always delicious.

Sugar substitute?

Do you think this would work with granulated sugar substitute instead of real sugar?


I blended mine for a smoother texture.

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