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How to Make Cranberry Sauce

This cranberry sauce recipe is so easy, you’ll want to keep it on hand all year to serve with sandwiches and roast meats. In this video, you’ll learn how to make cranberry sauce using whole cranberries. This step-by-step recipe is so simple and easy: whole cranberries are simmered with water and sugar until the cranberries soften and the sauce takes on a jellied appearance. You’ll also get options for adding additional flavor to your cranberry sauce, like the zest of lemons or oranges, which adds a brightness, or toasted chopped walnuts for texture. Get top-rated recipes for cranberry sauce. It's the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dinner menu.

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  • Barbara Hoff-Morin

I love cranberry sauce and find it is something you can experiment with and always turns out great. I generally subsitute the water with a juice of some kind and reduce the sugar or splenda (I use this most of the time) to 3/4 or 1/2 of a cup if you like the tartness of the cranberries. I have also subsituted 1/4 of the liquid with various liqours such as orange favoured or tequilia. Again addsa very nice variation on the original. After the dinner I use the left over sauce on my yougert.

  • margie

I just made some and substituted stevia in the green bag (measures like sugar), but waited till it was cooled a little to add the stevia. Tastes great!

  • mamajo

12 oz bg fesh cranberies 1 cup orange juice 1 cup of sugar bring to simmer and cook 10 min. made this many years for thanksgiving buffet in restaurant. always recieved great comments. too use splender or other sweetner, most measure like sugar.