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Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce Recipe (10 Minutes!)

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 1x


This homemade cranberry sauce recipe is so fast and easy, you won’t need canned sauce again! Bursting with fresh berries and warm spices, it’s the perfect side dish to elevate your holiday feast.


  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar*
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup fresh or bottled orange juice (2 large oranges; add the zest of 1/2 orange, if desired)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick (or 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon)


  1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Simmer until the cranberries pop and it becomes saucy, about 10 to 15 minutes. Serve immediately. Leftovers last refrigerated for up to 10 days or frozen for up to 3 months. 


*If desired, you can use honey, maple syrup, or agave syrup in this cranberry sauce. Start with 3/4 cup and add more sweetener to taste.

  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

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