The BEST Homemade Cranberry Sauce

This is my favorite recipe in the whole wide world for homemade cranberry sauce. It’s super easy to make & the best I’ve ever had. 

The Best homemade cranberry sauce

I really think that some people are intimidated by the thought of making cranberry sauce from scratch, and instead – they open up a can of it.  With only 4 ingredients, & 20 minutes of time – there is absolutely nothing to be afraid of.

There is a video tutorial of Mrs Happy Homemaker preparing this recipe at the bottom of the post, right before the printable recipe!

What ingredients do I need to make this BEST EVER Homemade Cranberry Sauce?

Here’s the cast of ingredients:

  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • Chopped toasted pecans to taste (optional)

How do I prepare this recipe?

It’s so easy!

Combine the sugars & orange juice in a saucepan & cook on medium until the sugar is dissolved. Add in the cranberries, and cook 10-15 minutes on medium heat, stirring every so often – until the cranberries start popping. Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.

Refrigerate until time to serve. This can be made 48 hours in advance. 

Some folks like mini marshmallows in there. It’s not really my jam but if that’s something you like, go ahead and add them in to the cooled cranberry sauce.

homemade cranberry sauce

 

Even if you are a fan of the can, you should try this out. Who knows – it might just win you over.

Or, make up a batch of this to use in my AMAZING Cranberry Streusel Bars. Even the folks who swear up and down that they hate cranberry sauce will fall in love with these bars! Perfect for a dessert, breakfast, or snack.

No matter how you make it, you just gotta make it!

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Got leftover cranberry sauce? Use it to make this absolutely amazing Cranberry Streusel Bars!

Cranberry Sauce

Author Mrs Happy Homemaker

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • chopped pecans to taste optional

Instructions

  • Combine the sugars & orange juice in a saucepan & cook on medium until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add in the cranberries, and cook 10-15 minutes on medium heat, stirring every so often - until the cranberries start popping. Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.
  • Refrigerate until time to serve.
  • This can be made 48 hours in advance.

MrsHappyHomemaker

If you like this recipe, then you will LOVE this one! Use your leftover cranberry sauce to make it or make this cranberry sauce just for it.

Cranberry streusel bars stacked up on a white plate

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