Cranberry Sauce Recipes

Allrecipes has the best recipes for holiday cranberry sauce, complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Cranberry Sauce with Orange Juice, Honey, and Pears

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Cranberry sauce is sweetened with honey and pears for a wonderful variation on traditional cranberry sauce that goes well with turkey.

Naturally Sweetened Cranberry Sauce

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This cranberry sauce is great for Thanksgiving with some delicious turkey!

Instant Pot® Port Cranberry Sauce

Looking to spice up your cranberry sauce this holiday? Add port to your Instant Pot® cranberry sauce for a sweet fabulous flavor.

Cranberry Sauce with Orange Juice

Rating: Unrated
The warmth of the ginger and cloves and the brightness of the orange zest come together to make this a family favorite! You can use frozen cranberries if you can't find fresh--just simmer a few minutes longer. Make this ahead of time, and save yourself some stress on the big day!

Maple Syrup Cranberry Sauce

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Wonderful cranberry sauce!

Lemon Ginger Cranberry Applesauce

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I wanted a brighter-tasting cranberry sauce instead of one that had just a sweet note of sugar. Using lemonade concentrate made it easy and the ginger was perfect with the tart cranberries. Adding lemon peel would be good with this also, and this is wonderful served on top of turkey soup! Also good for any time of the year.

Cranberry Sauce with Honey and Pears

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This spicy cranberry sauce uses honey and pears to sweeten it instead of sugar. I try to prepare this at least a few hours ahead of time to allow all the flavors to blend, but if you don't have time to wait, it's still delicious. A beautiful sweet/tart addition to any feast.

Nutty Cranberry Sauce

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This recipe dresses up plain cranberry sauce just a little. Use whatever nuts you like.

Cranberry Sauce

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A Thanksgiving classic. Originally submitted to

Cranberry Sauce I

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The tart flavor of cranberries makes a nice complement to any Holiday feast. This is a classic!

Cranberry Sauce Extraordinaire

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This has been a 'trade secret' for years, but it's so good I decided to share it! It's everyone's favorite, and can even be poured over a block of cream cheese and served with crackers for a fun holiday appetizer.

Blue Cranberry Sauce

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This is my recipe for a very tasty and unique cranberry sauce. It was this recipe that converted my 'we only want the jellied sauce in can' family into homemade cranberry sauce lovers. This sauce is best if made a day ahead and can be served either warm or cold. (I prefer warm, but my family is partial to cold).

Inspiration and Ideas

5 Easy Cranberry Sauces

Making homemade cranberry sauce is easier than finding your keys. So let's do this quick, easy, pretty, portable, make-ahead thing!

Patti's Triple Cranberry Sauce

"Followed the recipe exactly…it was a huge hit!" – Jerry

Cranberry Sauce II

Rating: Unrated

This cranberry sauce is great -- it's tasty and incredibly simple to make!