I perused about no less than 10 different cranberry sauce recipes this year online, and decided to mix bits and pieces of all of them and I've created my best cranberry sauce yet.
4 cups fresh cranberries
1/2 cup packed brown sugar (dark or light, pick your poison - I use dark)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup apple cider (not juice, but cider - I used honeycrisp cider)
1 small orange or cutie - juice and grated peel
1/3 large lemon - juice and grated peel
Bring the brown sugar, water and cider to a boil.
While heating, add rind and juice of both citruses.
Add in cranberries.
Cook for about 15 minutes, or until desired consistency (I tend to cook mine on a lower heat for longer, to get a thick sauce).