Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is a beloved Thanksgiving and holiday tradition that adds a burst of tangy, sweet flavor to your favorite dishes. Making your own Homemade Cranberry Sauce is easier than you might think and brings a homemade touch to your festive table.


  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced


  1. Start by rinsing the fresh cranberries and picking out any stems or debris.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the cranberries, granulated sugar, water, and the zest and juice of one orange.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until the cranberries burst and the sauce thickens.
  4. Remove the saucepan from heat and let it cool to room temperature. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.
  5. Transfer the cranberry sauce to a serving dish and refrigerate until it’s time to serve.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Approximately 2 cups

This Homemade Cranberry Sauce is the perfect accompaniment to your holiday turkey or as a sweet condiment for various dishes. Its vibrant flavor and homemade touch will impress your guests.

Nutrition Information: Serving Size – 2 tablespoons; Calories – 47; Total Fat – 0g; Total Carbohydrates – 12g; Dietary Fiber – 1g; Sugars – 9g; Protein – 0g.

Cranberry sauce isn’t just for Thanksgiving; it can elevate your meals year-round. Whether you spread it on sandwiches, serve it alongside roasted meats, or use it as a dessert topping, this Homemade Cranberry Sauce is sure to delight your taste buds. Embrace the joy of homemade goodness and add a pop of flavor to your next meal with this simple and delicious cranberry sauce recipe.

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