Easy Cranberry Sauce

Easy Cranberry Sauce

Skip the canned cranberry sauce this holiday and make it right at home – it’s embarrassingly easy and you can even make it ahead of time!

Difficulty Easy
Serves 10
Prep Time 3 min
Cook Time 10 min
¾ Cup Sugar
½ Cup Orange Juice
½ Cup Water
12 oz Fresh Cranberries, Rinsed
Pinch of Salt
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Piece of Orange Peel (just use a potato peel or paring knife)


This easy and delightful recipe takes only 15 minutes to make and a handful of ingredients! Spiced with cinnamon and sweetened with orange juice, it is the best combination of sweet and tart! The perfect complement to your holiday meal!


  1. Combine sugar, orange juice, and water in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir to combine.
  2. Add cranberries, salt, cinnamon stick and orange peel.
  3. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  4. Continue cooking, for about 10 minutes, or until all or most of the cranberries have popped. I like to leave a handful of berries whole.
  5. Let cool for at least 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. Can be made up to 3 days in advance.