Cranberry sauce

LOS ANGELES,— Although it can be intimidating, homemade cranberry sauce is actually easy if you have the right recipe. Knowing just how to treat those small, round, hollow, acidic little berries can make all the difference.

Cranberries are grown in soft marshy lands and can be collected in a wet harvest or a dry harvest. Dry harvesting is used for fresh cranberries (for homemade cranberry sauce) and wet harvesting is for fruit juices.  Grab yourself some fresh cranberries and make the easiest, tastiest homemade cranberry sauce you have ever tasted.

Add the water, sugar, cranberries and orange zest to a pot. Bring everything to a boil and then reduce it to a simmer. Simmer it for 10 minutes. Serve when you are ready. This can be made up to two days ahead.

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