This past Autumn, I went on several berry-picking expeditions out in the tundra. On one of the trips, I picked scads of cranberries for just this reason. There is nothing better, and simpler, than homemade cranberry sauce.
In a small pot or saucepan, combine 3 cups of cranberries, 1 1/4 c orange juice and a half cup each of honey and maple syrup.
Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, and boil for 20 minutes.
Turn off the heat, and allow it to come to room temperature. Using a spoon, scoop off the foam from the top, and discard.