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Not-So-Secret Cranberry Sauce

3/4 cupfreshly squeezed orange juice
1 cupgranulated sugar
1cinnamon stick
1 bag (12 ounces)fresh cranberries
Zest from one orange
1 to 2 tablespoonswhisky or bourbon (optional)
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Not-So-Secret Cranberry Sauce - Instructions

1. Combine orange juice, sugar and cinnamon stick in a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Bring
to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.

2. Stir in cranberries and orange zest. Turn heat down and, stirring often, simmer
until the berries burst and the sauce thickens slightly, about 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Transfer sauce to a heatproof glass container and cool for 30 minutes. Cover and
refrigerate until serving time.

4. Just before serving, remove cinnamon stick and stir in whisky, if desired.

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