Even if you prefer to have the canned cranberry on your holiday table, I encourage you to give this a try. It is a tart yet sweet version that goes great on everything.
1 12 ounce bag of cranberries or about 3 cups
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/3 cup orange juice or water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Add all ingredients to saucepan and cook on medium heat.
As everything warms up, the cranberries will start to pop a bit. Cook for about 15 minutes until it starts to thicken a bit. It will thicken up more as it cools.