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Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce. Great with turkey, but can be used to spread over toast, cheesecake, crepes or muffins.
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  • 1 (12 oz/2 cups) bag cranberries, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1 tsp orange zest


  1. In a medium sauce-pan over medium-high heat, whisk together water, orange juice, sugar, light-brown sugar and orange zest.
  2. Bring to a boil then carefully add in cranberries.
  3. Reduce heat to a simmer. Allow mixture to simmer about 15 - 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cranberries will pop.
  4. Let sauce cool for about 20 - 30 minutes. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Notes

Optional: To thicken the sauce even more and for extra Omega 3 and protein, you can add 1 tbsp chia seeds, after you remove sauce from the stove top.
Course: sauce
Cuisine: American

Nutrition Information

Calories: 863, Sodium: 39mg, Potassium: 394mg, Carbohydrates: 221g, Sugar: 216g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 250%, Vitamin C: 64.8%, Calcium: 105%, Iron: 1%