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Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe

You can’t have Thanksgiving dinner without cranberry sauce. It is the perfect sweet and sour foil to savoury Thanksgiving dinner. I have always been a fan of canned cranberry sauce because, honestly, it tasted pretty good.  Canned cranberry sauce is now filed under things that I didn’t know that I didn’t know. I still think it tastes pretty good but whenever I can, I will make homemade cranberry sauce. It is easy peasy and tastes amazing. This homemade cranberry sauce recipe is super easy but I warn you, you may never buy canned sauce again.

homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe
Yield: 12 servings

Homemade Chunky Cranberry Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

If you love cranberry sauce, you owe it to yourself to make it from scratch. You will never go back!


  • 12 oz bag fresh cranberries or 3 cups frozen
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar


  1. Place all ingredients in sauce pan and cook on med-hi for 15-20 minutes or until most of the liquid has reduced, stirring occasionally.
  2. Cranberries should have popped by then.
  3. Remove from heat and serve!
  4. Makes about 2 cups (about the same as one can).

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Sodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 19g

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Friday 7th of October 2016

I am making this for our feast this weekend.

Merry Kuchle

Friday 7th of October 2016

Me toooooo! It is so good!

Doll Clothes Gal Pal

Friday 10th of December 2010

This looks very yummy! Can't wait to try it out! :)


Wednesday 8th of December 2010

Marilyn - definitely post it! It would be yummy to make two different kinds.

Julie {Angry Julie Monday}

Wednesday 8th of December 2010

Looks delicious. What a simple recipe too.

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves)

Wednesday 8th of December 2010

I love cranberry sauce. I was thinking of posting my own recipe. It has pear and balsamic vinegar in it and I love it SO MUCH! Although the orange juice in this would be yummy too.

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