1 (12 oz.) bag fresh cranberries (washed, sorted, and drained)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup orange juice (fresh or commercial)
zest of 1 large orange
In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the orange juice. Stir in the cranberries and cook, stirring frequently, until cranberries start to pop (about 10 minutes). Simmer on low for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in orange zest. Pour into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate. Sauce will thicken as it cools. This freezes well, so you could make a double batch and freeze some for Christmas.