Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe

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Sheila Snyder Modified: March 22, 2022
Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe

How To Make Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Make your own cranberry sauce at home with this easy-to-follow recipe! You only need a few ingredients to cook up this classic Thanksgiving sauce.

Preparation: 2 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 12 minutes



  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 1cupwater
  • 12ozfresh cranberries,or frozen
  • pinchsalt
  • pinchcinnamon
  • ¼tspvanilla extract


  1. Place the water and sugar in a medium pot over medium high heat. Bring to a boil.

  2. Add ¾ of the the cranberries to a pot, then boil for 1 minute.

  3. Reduce the heat to medium low, then simmer for 10 minutes or until the cranberries have burst.

  4. Add the remaining ¼ of the cranberries to the pot.

  5. Add the salt, cinnamon and vanilla extract to the sauce, then cook for 1 minute.

  6. Let the sauce sit at room temperature until cool.

  7. Serve with turkey, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes



  • Calories: 117.41kcal
  • Fat: 0.06g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.43g
  • Fiber: 2.11g
  • Sugar: 26.69g
  • Protein: 0.18g
  • Sodium: 226.90mg
  • Calcium: 7.62mg
  • Potassium: 38.14mg
  • Iron: 0.15mg
  • Vitamin A: 1.32µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.67mg
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