Time to start cooking and cranberry sauce is a dish you can make up to a week ahead. This year I added apples to mine...a nice little change.
2 x 12oz. bags fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. orange zest
juice of one orange
1 medium apple, peeled, cored, and diced
1 cup water
Wash and sort the berries and add all the ingredients into a sauce pot. Stir thoroughly, bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 10 minutes. Cool, cover and refrigerate until turkey day!