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!

Recipe By: Save-A-Lot Food Stores

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)


  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.


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!