Side Dish | November 18, 2018

Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is definitely a food for the sophisticated palate, and what I mean by that is maybe I didn’t like it as a kid but NOW! Now love it! As a dipping sauce for my turkey or spread over a buttery roll either way this cinnamon cranberry sauce is always at my table during the holidays.

Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce on white cloth with cranberries sprinkled around

Why Make Homemade Cranberry Sauce?

My mom will NEVER buy canned, always homemade cranberry sauce. And homemade is BOMB! This is just as easy as opening  a can, trust me. and healthier. and tastier.

You can do it 2 ways. With Orange Juice or Water. Orange Juice version is a little more tart. That’s all. Both are delicious! And if your a novice cook or just not a cook at all and need to contribute to the family dinner, take dibs on the cranberry sauce! I promise you, you will be able to handle it! And you can make it way in advance!

Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce with sliced oranges around. cinnamon garnish

Step 1. add all ingredients to a pot and bring it to a boil…. then….this is the best part!

Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce ingredients in pot

Step 2. The berries pop!!  Turn the heat down and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.  Stir it a few times.

cranberries cooked with cinnamon in pot

Step 3. Let it cool and come to room temperature.  It will totally thicken on its own.

close up of cooked craberries

Dish that baby up or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve!

PRO-TIP: don’t like chunky cranberry sauce? put  it in the blender to create a smoother texture. The starches in from the cranberries naturally give it a jelly/jam like texture.

Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce on marble table

If your a novice cook or just not a cook at all but still need to contribute to the family dinner, take dibs on the cranberry sauce! I promise you, you will be able to handle it! And you can make it way in advance!

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5 from 2 votes
Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

A deliciously easy recipe for all you cran-lovers. Gotta carry on the tradition.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon, cranberry sauce
Calories: 517 kcal
Author: Aubrey
Ingredients
  • 2 C Whole Cranberries
  • 1 C Sugar
  • 1 C Water or Orange Juice
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 T Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
Instructions
  1. In a small sauce pan, bring water or orange juice to a boil.
  2. Add sugar and whisk til dissolved.
  3. Mix in ground cinnamon, nutmeg and cinnamon stick.
  4. Add cranberries and lower heat and allow to simmer until berries have burst and softened.
  5. Stir occasionally, about 10 mins. Remove from heat, sauce will thicken as it cools.
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce
Amount Per Serving (3 tbs)
Calories 517 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Potassium 666mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 260g 87%
Dietary Fiber 16g 64%
Sugars 229g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 12.3%
Vitamin C 182.5%
Calcium 15.7%
Iron 10.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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