Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe

I love cranberry sauce with my Thanksgiving turkey, but sometimes I think the canned version has a little bit of a weird flavor to it from being canned.  I decided to try to make my own and it was so fresh and delicious!  The orange juice gives it a little bit of a tangy flavor that goes perfectly with turkey.

Serves: 12

Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and orange juice and whisk together until sugar is dissolved.  
  2. Stir in cranberries and cook for about 10 minutes, or until they begin to pop.  
  3. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl.  
  4. Sauce will thicken as it cools.



154 cal


40 g


2 g
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12 Responses to “Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe”

  1. I always thought that cranberry sauce would taste great with (something) 'orange' mixed into it. This Thanksgiving I was planning to mix in some Mandarin orange segments into my homemade cranberry sauce, but I'll try this recipe instead. It sounds delicious!
  2. I make a similar dish but instead of orange juice, I use water and raspberry jello. Sugar-free is fine too. I sometimes add some crushed pineapple. Then you can add a couple tablespoons of sour cream in dollops and let it set up in the fridge. It's odd but amazing.

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