Cranberry Sauce - image courtesy of the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association

Cranberry Sauce – image courtesy of the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association

After two years of lobbying and petitions, the fifth-grade class on the North Shore that worked towards making the Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) the State Berry was thrilled when the legislature finally officially adopted the Cranberry in July of 1994.

Cranberry Juice was also adopted as the official State Beverage of the Commonwealth on May 4, 1970.

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Ingredients for 5-Minute Cranberry:


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  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • fresh lemon juice (1/4 lemon)


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Directions for 5-Minute Cranberry:


  1. Gather all ingredients.
  2. Place cranberries in a saucepan with ¼ cup of water and cook over low heat until cranberries are soft and begin to pop.
  3. Add the sugar and mix well.
  4. Let simmer until mixture begins to thicken.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice.
  6. Place in serving dish, cover with plastic wrap and let cool.
  7. Serve cold.

Source: Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association


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admin, Five-Minute Cranberry Sauce – Massachusetts State Berry. Coast2CoastRecipes. March 18, 2017, 10:06 UTC. Available at: http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2010/07/fiveminute-cranberry-sauce/. Accessed May 24, 2017.

Citation styles

APA style
Five-Minute Cranberry Sauce – Massachusetts State Berry. (2017, March 18). In Coast2CoastRecipes. Retrieved 07:51, May 24, 2017, from http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2010/07/fiveminute-cranberry-sauce/
MLA style
admin, “Five-Minute Cranberry Sauce – Massachusetts State Berry.” Coast2CoastRecipes. 18 March 2017, 10:06 UTC. . 24 May 2017 <http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2010/07/fiveminute-cranberry-sauce/>.
MHRA style
admin, 'Five-Minute Cranberry Sauce – Massachusetts State Berry', Coast2CoastRecipes, 18 March 2017, 10:06 UTC, <http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2010/07/fiveminute-cranberry-sauce/> [accessed 24 May 2017]
The Chicago Manual of Style
admin, “Five-Minute Cranberry Sauce – Massachusetts State Berry.” Coast2CoastRecipes, http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2010/07/fiveminute-cranberry-sauce/ [accessed May 24, 2017].
CBE/CSE style
admin, Five-Minute Cranberry Sauce – Massachusetts State Berry [Internet]. Coast2CoastRecipes; 2017 March 18, 10:06 UTC [cited 2017 May 24]. Available from: http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2010/07/fiveminute-cranberry-sauce/.
Bluebook style
Five-Minute Cranberry Sauce – Massachusetts State Berry, http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2010/07/fiveminute-cranberry-sauce/ (last visited May. 24, 2017).
AMA style
admin, Five-Minute Cranberry Sauce – Massachusetts State Berry. Coast2CoastRecipes. March 18, 2017, 10:06 UTC. Available at: http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2010/07/fiveminute-cranberry-sauce/. Accessed May 24, 2017.

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