4 ingredients is all it takes to make this cranberry sauce recipe. Fresh cranberries, orange juice, sugar and cinnamon. Whip up this delicious cranberry sauce to serve with your holiday feast. Give this homemade cranberry sauce a try today.
Don’t get me wrong, I love canned cranberries too. But there is something extra tasty about this holiday cranberry sauce version a try.
Slather on a dinner roll, or mix with turkey or ham. This fresh cranberry recipe is a total home run.
This Cranberry Sauce Recipe Is…
- Gluten free
- Easy holiday recipe
- Made with fresh cranberries
- Can use frozen cranberries
- Made with 4 ingredients
How To Make
Step 1: Start by adding cranberries, juice, sugar and cinnamon in saucepan on stove. Heat on medium heat.
Step 2: Once mixture comes to a boil, lower heat to a simmer. Cook the sauce on simmer stirring often to prevent from burning.
Step 3: After you are done mixing remove from heat and allow the cranberry mixture to cool.
Once cooled, refrigerate the sauce until ready to serve.
- Add a pinch of salt as you cook the sauce. It will enhance the flavor.
- Add in a piece of orange peel as you cook. The remove peel the same time you remove the cinnamon stick.
- Add more or less sugar to control how sweet or tart your cranberry sauce ends up being.
Refrigerate- You can store your leftover cranberry sauce in the fridge for up to 5 days. I find that making the cranberry sauce recipe a day in advance is key. It really helps bring out tons of flavor!
Freezing – Cranberry sauce freezes really well. Just store in a sealed freezer approved container for 1-3 months. Thaw in the fridge 24 hours before you plan to eat.
This is the best cranberry sauce recipe. Make extra and then keep some in the freezer to pair with weeknight dinners. It tastes great with chicken, turkey, pork, and more.
- Rinse and pick through cranberries to remove any smashed or mushy feeling cranberries.
- Add less sugar for a more tart sauce. Or more sugar for a sweeter sauce.
- Cranberries can cause your stomach to become or even diarrhea so always eat in moderation.
- Stir the mixture a lot or it will burn, as it cooks.
Leftover Cranberry Sauce Recipes
If you have some of this cranberry leftover, here are some easy recipes to use it up! This whole cranberry sauce recipe is versatile, and here are ways to use up leftovers.
Common questions for this holiday cranberry recipe are below. This can help answer questions you might be faced with.
More recipes to pair next to this Thanksgiving cranberry sauce recipe. I love eating the items together as well for a savory and sweet flavor in each bite.
- Green Bean Casserole
- Twice Baked Sweet Potato Casserole
- Bacon Kale Side Dish
- Sheet Pan Brussels Sprouts
- Garlic Butter Mushrooms with Cauliflower
Cranberry Sauce Recipe
- 3 cups Cranberries
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Orange Juice
- Start by adding your sugar, orange juice, cranberry, and cinnamon sticks in a pot on the stove.
- You will then turn the stove to medium heat. Stir the mixture often or it will burn.
- Bring to a boil, and then lower the heat to simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes.
- As the cranberry cooks it will break down and thicken a bit. Once done remove and allow it to cool a bit. Remove the cinnamon stick once done.
- Place the cranberry sauce in the airtight container in the fridge. It will thicken more as it cools.
- Then serve and enjoy this cranberry sauce with your holiday feast or weeknight dinner.