Cranberry Sauce in a white Bowl ready to be served.
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Cranberry Sauce

This Cranberry Sauce is a easy dish to prepare for your Holiday festivity, that is a combination of tart, sweet and spice and way better that the can stuff.

I just never knew I would love this Thanksgiving classic, Cranberry Sauce. But after making it for my own from scratch and serving it to my family, it has been a rare dish that we look forward to for Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner.

Cranberry Sauce brings a bright and colorful sight to the dinner table and tastes delicious on a piece of turkey.

How to make Cranberry Sauce?

This will be one of those easy dish that you will ever make for your Holiday feast. All it takes is 10 minutes to make and 5 minutes to prepare.

To make this beautiful sauce, add the cranberries (rinsed), both granulated and brown sugar, cinnamon stick, salt, water and orange juice and bring to a boil. Allow to cook for 10 minutes, as it thickens. Remove from heat and add the cinnamon and nutmeg and stir. Let it cool before storing it or even serving it right away.

Can I use fresh or frozen cranberries?

Whether it is fresh cranberries or frozen cranberries, any type can be used to make your homemade cranberry sauce. However it this recipe I used fresh cranberries.

What to do with leftover Cranberry sauce?

Cranberry Sauce is normally served over your piece of Turkey on Thanksgiving day. However, it is the perfect over some of your favorite ice cream. Also, for breakfast the next morning, pour some over your pancakes…delicious.

Can I make Cranberry Sauce ahead of time?

Yes you can make this Cranberry Sauce for about a week ahead of your big feast day. At least it will be one dish down for your Holiday dishes. In fact it is even better the longer the flavors sits together in the fridge. Store it in a air tight container in the refrigerator.

Step by Step Pictures

All the ingredients to make the Cranberry Sauce.
Rinsing the cranberries and removing the ones that are not needed.
Adding the vanilla stick, orange juice, water, pinch of salt and sugar to make the Cranberry Sauce.
Allowing the cranberries to boil and start popping, then adding the vanilla extract and ground nutmeg to finalize the Cranberry Sauce.

Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 oz) package Cranberry (fresh), rinsed and sort through
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon or pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice (about 2 Oranges)
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon or 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Directions

  1. In a medium pot, add the cranberries, both types of sugar, salt, orange juice and cinnamon stick (that’s what I used), over medium heat and stir.
  2. Let it come to a boil. Continue to stir on medium low heat as it cooks and thickens for about 10 minutes or just about all of the cranberries have popped.
  3. Remove it from the heat. Add the nutmeg and vanilla extract and stir.
  4. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before storing it in the refrigerator or even serving it right away while it is warm or room temperature.

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Cranberry Sauce in a white Bowl ready to be served.

Cranberry Sauce

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Cranberry Sauce is a easy dish to prepare for your Holiday festivity, that is a combination of tart, sweet and spice and way better that the can stuff.

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 oz) package Cranberry (fresh), rinsed and sort through
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon or pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice (about 2 Oranges)
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon or 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions

    1. In a medium pot, add the cranberries, both types of sugar, salt, orange juice and cinnamon stick (that's what I used), over medium heat and stir.
    2. Let it come to a boil. Continue to stir on medium low heat as it cooks and thickens for about 10 minutes or just about all of the cranberries have popped.
    3. Remove it from the heat. Add the nutmeg and vanilla extract and stir.
    4. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before storing it in the refrigerator or even serving it right away while it is warm or room temperature.

Notes

Yes you can make the Cranberry Sauce ahead of time, for about a week before the big day. The longer it sits in the refrigerator, the better it taste. Store in a airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 0g

The nutritional information that is provided, is computer generated and therefore it is an estimate. Please do your own research with the ingredients that are listed here, if you have any concern about any specific diet or your health.

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