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Cranberry Sauce

Tart and sweet homemade cranberry sauce. Learn how to make cranberry sauce in just 15 minutes with fresh cranberries to serve on your Thanksgiving table.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side, Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry, cranberry sauce, easy cranberry sauce, homemade cranberry sauce
Servings: 8
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 12 ounces cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water


  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp orange rind grated
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple juice Use pineapple juice instead of water
  • 1/4 Grand Marinier Sub in ¼ cup grand Marinier for other liquid
  • 1/2 cup Fresh raspberries Add fresh raspberries, pineapple, etc.


  • In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, warm orange juice and water.
  • Once warm, but not boiling, add sugar, and stir while continuing to heat in order to dissolve the sugar in the orange juice and water.
  • When sugar is dissolved, stir in the cranberries and cook until the cranberries start to pop open (about 10 minutes).
  • Use a wooden spoon to mash some of the cranberries up to create a jam like substance.
  • Remove from heat and place sauce in a bowl. Or allow it to cook 3-5 minutes more for a thicker preparation.
  • Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.


Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg