Delicious Cranberry Sauce Recipe -
Delicious Cranberry Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Delicious Cranberry Sauce

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"Just the right amount of sweet and tart. So perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas."

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    55 mins


  1. Place the sugars, orange juice, water, and cinnamon in a heavy saucepan, and stir to dissolve the sugar. Add the cranberries and bring the mixture to a boil. Cook over medium heat until the berries pop, about 10 minutes. Mash the mixture with a spoon to pop any unpopped berries and help thicken the sauce, if desired, and reduce heat to low and simmer until the sauce is the desired thickness, up to 10 more minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat, pour the sauce into a bowl, and chill until serving time. Sauce will thicken as it cools.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 30, 2010

So easy and so delicious - what's Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce? I love to make it homemade and this recipe was perfect. All I added was a Tbsp. of orange zest and replaced a bit of the orange juice with some fresh squeezed. This recipe is a definite keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 20, 2009

Instead of water try a low acid variety of apple juice and skip the orange juice. Cranberries and apples seem to love each other.


41 Ratings

Nov 16, 2010

This was super easy and much better than the canned stuff. I did add a couple more tablespoons of brown sugar at the end as I prefer it on the sweeter side. I think a little orange zest might be good in this too, I will try that next time. Suggestion: Wear a black shirt when making this, the berries can "pop" some of the juice on you if your not careful!

Nov 27, 2009

This is an amazing recipe! My son loves this and requests me to make tons each holiday.

Nov 30, 2010

After I let it cool for about 10 minutes I added 1 apple peeled and diced and a 1/2 cup of walnuts. It is so delicious and easy!

Nov 22, 2012

I am not really a fan of cranberry sauce, but have to say this recipe is really good. I like the simplicity of it and it just tastes fresh. I chopped up half a Granny Smith apple and cooked that in with it. Sweet with that good. I also didn't use water, just fresh squeezed orange juice.

Nov 23, 2012

Great flavor on this sauce; I did add a small piece of cinnamon stick as it cooked down which added a bit of spice to it. Will be using this regularly. Thanks Liz!

Dec 28, 2010

Excellent...loved it! Super easy to make and tasted great! Added a good amount of orange zest for extra flavour, will make again for sure!


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  • Calories
  • 113 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 5 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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