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5 from 3 votes

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Learn how to make a super easy homemade cranberry sauce from scratch. It tastes so much better than storebought cranberry sauce.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling Time15 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: Christmas, sweet, Thanksgiving, Turkey
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 78kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • pot
  • spoon
  • Bowl


  • 12 oz fresh cranberries 340g
  • 1 cup water 237ml or use orange juice
  • 1 cup sugar 200g
  • 1/4 tsp salt 1g optional
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1g optional


  • Add the cranberries, water, sugar, and salt to a medium pot and place on the burner with the heat set to medium.
  • Stir occasionally and bring the cranberries to a boil.
  • Turn heat down to medium-low and let simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • At around the 8 minute mark mix in the cinnamon if you are using that.
  • Once the sauce thickens to your liking and is deep purple, you can remove it from the heat and allow it to cool completely.
  • Store in the fridge or serve right away. Enjoy!



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