Recipe: Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce

Recipe not just for the Thanksgiving table
cinnamon cranberry sauce

Your kids love applesauce. Many youngsters will also gobble down a dish of these bold red berries in similar fashion. Packed with vitamins C and E, it’s worth freezing a few extra bags of cranberries to make this treat all winter long.

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12-ounce bag of fresh cranberries
½ cup orange juice
½ cup water
¾ cup brown sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Optional: ¼ cup chopped walnuts or pecans


  1. Combine orange juice, water and brown sugar in a medium pot on your stove. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Add the bag of cranberries. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until the cranberries begin to pop and split open — about 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat. Cool to room temperature. Stir in option nuts and then refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutritional information

Makes 8 servings
Calories: 130
Total fat: 2.5mg
Saturated fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 5mg
Carbohydrates: 28g
Dietary fiber: 2g
Sugar: 26g
Protein: 1g
Vitamin C: 15%

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