Alex’s 5-Star Homemade Cranberry Sauce | Food Network

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Alex makes a simple, classic holiday staple: cranberry sauce.

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Cranberry Sauce
Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli
Total: 17 min
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 7 min
Yield: about 2 1/2 cups
Level: Easy


1 pound fresh cranberries, washed and dried
2 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup water
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 orange, zested and juiced


In a medium pot, combine the cranberries, sugar and water. Stir to blend. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer and add the cinnamon stick, allspice and nutmeg. Stir to blend and simmer for an additional 5 to 7 minutes. Some of the cranberries will burst and some will remain whole. Add the orange juice and zest, stir and allow to cool before serving.

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Alex’s 5-Star Homemade Cranberry Sauce | Food Network