Cranberry Sauce Recipes

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Cranberry Sauce

Rating: 4.79 stars
A Thanksgiving classic. Originally submitted to

Cranberry Sauce I

Rating: 4.71 stars
The tart flavor of cranberries makes a nice complement to any Holiday feast. This is a classic!

Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Rating: 4.64 stars
A great side dish for Thanksgiving dinner. It can be used as filling for cranberry/cream cheese tarts and also makes a great topping on bagels, corn bread, or cheesecake. Pour into a serving dish or jars and cover. The pectin in the cranberries will make the cranberry sauce gel as it cools. I usually use a fork to mix it up which will make it more pliable.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Rating: 4.48 stars
Perfect homemade cranberry sauce for the Holidays! Tastes and smells wonderful!

Cranberry Sauce with Orange Juice, Honey, and Pears

Rating: 4.87 stars
Cranberry sauce is sweetened with honey and pears for a wonderful variation on traditional cranberry sauce that goes well with turkey.

Instant Pot® Port Cranberry Sauce

Rating: 5 stars
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: 5 stars
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

Rating: 4.63 stars
Wonderful cranberry sauce!

Cranberry Sauce with Honey and Pears

Rating: 4.6 stars
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.

Spiced Orange Cranberry Sauce

Rating: 4.8 stars
This recipe was graciously shared with me by a Jamaican friend, many years ago. It makes a delicious sauce, different from any other cranberry sauce I've ever tasted or made. It does not "gel" but you do want to cook it long enough to make a good, thick consistency. You can use 1 tablespoon of excellent quality ground cinnamon instead of the cinnamon stick, if you prefer. Originally submitted to

Holiday Cranberry Sauce

Rating: 4.82 stars
This recipe was given to me by a friend of mine. It has been a family favorite for over ten years. I make it for Thanksgiving as well as Christmas dinner.

Cranberry Sauce Extraordinaire

Rating: 4.79 stars
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

10 Quick and Easy Homemade 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
Rating: Unrated
"Followed the recipe exactly…it was a huge hit!" – Jerry

Amazing Pineapple Cranberry Sauce

Rating: 4.48 stars

This is a variation on classic, fresh Ocean Spray® cranberry sauce! My grandma has made it for years and people who don't like cranberry sauce request that I make this at our events! It's different and great! This is a nice change of pace. and I've yet to meet anyone who doesn't like it! Tastes best if stored in refrigerator overnight.