My experiment for cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving was excellent. A keeper recipe. It contains orange juice instead of water, and I added orange marmalade at the end.
Cranberry Orange Sauce
1 bag of fresh whole cranberries
3/4 cup of sugar
a pinch of salt
1 cup of orange juice
1/4 cup of good quality orange marmalade
Add 3/4 cup sugar and a pinch of salt.
Can be made a day or two ahead of time.