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Homemade cranberry sauce served in a bowl
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cranberry sauce

This cranberry sauce is so easy to make. All it takes are fresh cranberries, sweetener of choice, flavors, and just 15 minutes of your precious time.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 106kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces cranberries Fresh or frozen
  • ¾ to 1 cup light brown sugar honey, maple syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ Cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Pinch salt
  • 1 stick cinnamon stick 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger, 1 tsp orange zest

Instructions

  • Rinse and sort the cranberries: This is optional because the cranberries often come prewashed before packaging. However, it’s important to pick out the bad ones before cooking them.
  • Combine all ingredients: Place the cranberries in a medium saucepan, add the water, orange juice, sugar or maple syrup, a pinch of salt, and one, two, or all the add in’s.
  • Boil: Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook uncovered until the cranberries begin to burst stirring occasionally—about 10 minutes. Cook for a few more minutes or mash a bit for a smoother sauce.
  • Leave to cool: The sauce thickens as it cools, so leave to cool for a bit. Serve or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg