A bowl of homemade cranberry sauce.
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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

This homemade cranberry sauce is a 6 ingredient recipe that's made with fresh cranberries, sugar and a hint of spice. Homemade cranberry sauce tastes so much better than store bought, and it takes just minutes to make
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry sauce, homemade cranberry sauce
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 90kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries frozen can also be used
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Place the water and sugar in a medium pot over medium high heat. Bring to a boil.
  • For a traditional cranberry sauce: Add the cranberries to a pot and boil for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes or until cranberries have burst.
  • For a whole berry cranberry sauce: Add 3/4 of the the cranberries to a pot and boil for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes or until cranberries have burst. Add the remaining 1/4 of the cranberries to the pot.
  • Add the salt, cinnamon and vanilla extract to the sauce, then cook for 1 minute.
  • Let the sauce sit at room temperature until cool. Transfer to a storage container and place in the fridge until ready to use.

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Nutrition

Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin C: 0.8mg