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Cranberry Sauce recipe

Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Homemade Cranberry Sauce is something you need to try at least once. This is a very basic recipe that comes together quickly.



1 lb Cranberries, fresh or frozen
2 cups boiling Water
2 cups Sugar


Place water in a medium sauce pot over just below Medium heat.
Add sugar. Stir well until the sugar is dissolved as it heats up.
Wash and drain cranberries, removing any soft or bad berries.
Add the cranberries to the sauce pot.
Simmer gently for about 30 minutes, stirring often until the sauce begins to thicken.
Serve it warm, or serve it cold. It’s great either way.


My bag of Cranberries weighed only 12 ounces. I adjusted the amount of sugar and water down to 1 1/2 cups each to adjust for that. The printable recipe calls for using a full pound of Cranberries.

Keywords: fresh cranberries, cranberry sauce made from scratch, old fashioned cranberry sauce. easy, southern recipes