Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Canadian Thanksgiving may be over, but the holiday season is just beginning. It's always my job to make the cranberry sauce for any family dinner featuring my mom's famous turkey. I've got a family full of culinary purists who won't settle for anything less than homemade; but turns out that cranberry sauce is one of the easiest things to make from scratch and tastes so much better than anything canned. 



1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup orange juice

1/2 package cranberries (6 ounces)

ground cloves


Combine sugar, orange juice, and cloves in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.

Once boiling, add cranberries.

Return to boil, and simmer gently. The cranberries will pop and start to gel together. 


Keep simmering until it starts to look like proper cranberry sauce. (5-10 minutes)

 It will become more jelly-like as it cools, so don't worry if it's still a little syrupy toward the end. When it looks like cranberry sauce, it's done!