Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe

This Homemade Cranberry Sauce is made with 4 simple ingredients and in just 30 minutes. It is an amazing side dish for this Thanksgiving dinner

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

 I have so many things in my life to be thankful for, like my family, our health and all the many blessings. I’m pleased to add this excitement of sharing my recipes with all of you. Today I want to bring you a recipe that I can assure you it’s effortless but nevertheless delicious! It’s Tangy, Sweet, but not overwhelming. It’s spiced with a hint of cinnamon giving the cranberries a delightful taste. There’s no need to search for any processed cans.

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How to make Cranberry Sauce:

Step #1: Clean and wash the cranberries. This can be done in the same pan you will cook them in. Drain any excess water and remove the unwanted stems. For some insight, it is very disappointing finding those tiny inedible stems roaming on your tongue.

Cranberries

Step #2: Place the pan filled with cranberries at a high temperature on your stovetop and add ⅓ cup of water. You will begin to hear a popping sound. The cranberries will burst open due to the high heat. This is what forms the “sauce”.

Cranberries-for-SauceStep #3: Add the sugar, cinnamon, orange juice and a pinch of salt. I like to add the salt to balance the sweetness and acidity from the sugar and the orange juice.

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Step #4: Stir to combine and let it cook for about 25 to 30 minutes until the desired consistency.

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Make this fresh cranberry sauce the talk of the party!

Cranberry Sauce

Happy Holidays!

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Sweet,-Zesty-Cranberry-Sauce

EASY HOMEMADE CRANBERRY SAUCE RECIPE

Evelyn @asimpletweak.com
It’s the perfect compliment for your holiday meal this year! Make this fresh cranberry sauce the talk of the party!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 132 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 12 oz cranberries package (about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup sugar (200g)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or whole)
  • a pinch salt (optional)

Instructions
 

  • The first step is to clean and wash the cranberries. This can be done in the same pan you will cook them in. Drain any excess water and remove the unwanted stems. For some insight, it is very disappointing finding those tiny inedible stems roaming on your tongue.
  • Place the pan filled with cranberries at a high temperature on your stovetop and add ⅓ cup of water. The cranberries will burst open due to the high heat. This is what forms the “sauce”.
  • Add the sugar, cinnamon, orange juice and a pinch of salt. I like to add salt to balance the sweetness and acidity from the sugar and the orange juice
  • Stir to combine and let it cook for about 25 to 30 minutes until the desired consistency

Notes

Quick Tip: To save time, make this sauce the night before. It’s best served chilled anyways!
Make this fresh cranberry sauce the talk of the party!
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Nutrition

Calories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgPotassium: 101mgFiber: 2gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 90IUVitamin C: 21.6mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword Thanksgiving
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6 Comments

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    I have not made this yet, but I’m trying to figure out how many days in advance (of thanksgiving) I can make this, and have it still be good afterwards for leftovers. How many days would you say this lasts for, once prepared?
    Thank you!!

     
    • Evelyn

      Hi Melissa, first I want to thank you for visiting the site:). You can keep homemade cranberry sauce for up to 10 days in the refrigerator as long as you store it in a glass container (or plastic), and tightly covered. I usually make mine the night before just to let the flavors intensify. I hope this helps and Happy Holidays. Please let me know how it turns out!

       
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    veronica bang

    Made this this year’s Thanksgiving hit of the dinner.

     
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    I am definitely making this !!!!! Sounds & looks yummy

     

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