Forget that stuff from a can. Fresh cranberry sauce is much too easy to make. I use frozen concentrated orange juice to give it a strong boost of orange flavor.
12 ounces fresh cranberries
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
¼ cup frozen concentrated orange juice (just spoon it straight out of the can)
1 cinnamon stick
Place all the ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer for about 15 minutes. Cool completely before serving. Serve it chunky or put in the food processor to smooth it. If desired, stir in 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans.