4 C (1 12-oz package) fresh or frozen cranberries
orange zest, optional
At this point you can add all number of optional ingredients. We typically mix in a few strips of orange zest. You can also add a cup of raisins or currants. You can add up to a pint of fresh or frozen blueberries for added sweetness. Spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg or allspice can be added too.
Remove from heat. Cool completely at room temperature and then chill in refrigerator. Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.