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Cranberry Sauce

A quintessential Thanksgiving recipe is the perfect Homemade Cranberry Sauce to pour all over your Turkey! Make your own sauce from scratch!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry sauce
Servings: 10 serves
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Karina


  • 12 ounces (340 g) frozen or fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) orange juice
  • 1 strip orange rind or 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest (optional for added citrus flavour)


  • Transfer 1/2 cup of cranberries a small bowl, set aside.
  • Cook remaining ingredients in a saucepan over low heat, while stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the cranberries are soft (about 10 minutes).
  • Increase the heat to medium and cook until the cranberries burst (a further 10 minutes). 
  • Reduce heat to low and stir in the reserved cranberries. Add in a couple tablespoons of extra water, if needed.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve warm or cool.


Optional add in's: Pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins, finely chopped rosemary.
Please note: Sauce will thicken while cooling.


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 6.2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg