Basic Cranberry Sauce


Cranberries arrive at market to help kick off the holidays with a festive hue and lively flavor.


  • 1 bag (12 ounces) cranberries

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • 1 cup water


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar, lemon zest, and water; bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer; cook until cranberries are soft, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, and let cool to room temperature.

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