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Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Fresh Cranberry Sauce


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (12 ounce) package Ocean Spray® Fresh or Frozen Cranberries

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract may be added to mellow the tartness of the cranberries, if desired


  1. Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil; add cranberries, return to boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. If using vanilla extract, remove from heat and stir it in.
  3. Cover and cool completely at room temperature.
  4. Refrigerate until serving time.

Yield: 2 1/4 cups; 2 tablespoons per serving

Nutritional information: Per serving (2 tablespoons): Calories 51(3%DV), Fat 0grams, Pot. 14mg(<1%DV), Total Carb. 13grams(4%DV), Dietary Fiber <1gram(3%DV), Sugars 11grams, Vitamin C 2mg(3%DV)

Dietary Exchange: Fruit 1

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Ocean Spray