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Small bowl of homemade cranberry sauce.
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5 from 4 votes

Simple Homemade Cranberry Sauce

The best recipe for an easy, delicious homemade cranberry sauce!


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1/2 cup (99 grams) granulated sugar
  • 12 ounces (340 grams) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the water, orange juice, and sugar. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves.  
  • Stir in cranberries and cinnamon. Bring mixture to a boil. Lower the heat and let simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes, until the cranberries pop and the sauce thickens slightly.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. The sauce will thicken further as it cools. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


  • This recipe is great for making ahead. It can be kept in the fridge for at least 3-4 days.

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 68kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 36mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 25IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 0.1mg
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