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Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Fall is my favorite season, for many reasons.  My top three reasons all involve the foods that are in season during the fall:  apples, pumpkins, and delicious cranberries.  For so long, I bought the canned cranberry sauce but last year I wondered to myself how hard it could possibly be to make cranberry sauce and you know, it’s pretty easy AND homemade cranberry sauce tastes SO much better than anything you could ever buy in a can!

I just found cranberries for sale in the grocery store…they are only sold Oct-December, I believe, so I will grab a few bags every time I see them!  Cranberries can be frozen in the bag for up to a year, so stock up so you can make all of these delicious cranberry recipes throughout the year.

Now….back to the homemade cranberry sauce.  It takes about 10 minutes and four ingredients!  Can’t get easier than that! Serve it with this vegan turkey roast or one of these Whole30 Thanksgiving recipes!


Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce is SO easy and tastes much better than the canned variety!


  • 3 1/2 cups of fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar


    1. Rinse cranberries and pick out any bad ones.
    2. Bring water and sugar to a boil.
    3. Add cranberries
    4. Continue to boil for 8-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, over medium-high heat.
    5. Turn off heat and let cool.
    6. Mash cranberry mixture with a potato masher, or leave whole if you prefer.

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This cranberry sauce is perfect with the traditional turkey and dressing meal at Thanksgiving OR with chicken, pork, just about any meat and lots of vegetables, too!

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eric rivera

Sunday 8th of December 2013

now this looks yummi!! i have so many ideas on how to use this and just in time for our xmas dinner!!

Gina Helton

Sunday 1st of December 2013

I have been looking for a good cranberry sauce recipe. Thanks for sharing!


Thursday 28th of November 2013

I usually make cranberry sauce with an orange, I completely forgot to get an orange from the store last night so I searched for a new recipe and I think this will be perfect. Thanks so much for sharing. 


Friday 29th of November 2013

You're welcome!  I hope it worked out.

Jennifer Johansen

Wednesday 20th of November 2013

Cranberry sauce is so pretty when it's homemade!

Lindsay N.

Tuesday 19th of November 2013

It isn't Thanksgiving without homemade cranberry sauce - it's my favorite part of the deal. Is that strange? ^___^


Wednesday 20th of November 2013

Not at all!  I think the meal would be much less delicious without homemade cranberry sauce!

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