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Cranberry Sauce from a can!? If you're going to the trouble of doing up a whole Thanksgiving dinner, you can certainly have FRESH cranberry sauce on your table- and it only takes 10 minutes!


  • 2 pounds fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested


  • Put the cranberries and the sugar in a saucepan and put on medium-high heat. Stir to coat cranberries equally with sugar.
  • Let cranberries cook 5-7 minutes, stirring occassionally so they don't stick. The cranberries and sugar will form their own juices, which will thicken during cooking.
  • During the last 3-5 minutes of cooking, stir in the lemon juice and lemon zest. This will brighten the flavor of the cranberries.
  • You may need to cook the cranberries slightly longer to thicken the juice- it just depends on how juicy your cranberries are. Just watch it and stir frequently so it doesn't burn.
  • You can serve it warm or at room temperature for a saucy version, or you can serve it chilled for a more jelled version.

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