If you are in charge of the cranberry sauce for your holiday meal, you definitely drew the long straw. The perfect cranberry sauce takes minutes and only about 4 ingredients (5 if you include the 1/2 cup water). And you can make it a day or two in advance.
Cranberry sauce is definitely the easiest part of the Thanksgiving meal.
Super Easy Cranberry Sauce
1 12oz bag of whole, fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
The zest of one orange
The juice of half an orange
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup water
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
In a pot over medium heat, add your cranberries, sugar, zest, juice, cinnamon, and water. Stir together and let come to a boil.
Once they are all soft, stir in the cornstarch and reduce to a simmer. Let simmer until thickened.