Easy Cranberry Sauce - Finished
Dabl At Home Dec 2020
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Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving

Ditch the canned variety this year, and make your own cranberry sauce at home!

Most folks only have cranberry sauce once a year during Thanksgiving, so make sure that it is worthy of having a space on your dining table! Ditch the canned variety this year, and make it at home yourself. Say no to can openers and battling with a cylindrical-shaped lump of goop - start with real and fresh ingredients to make this beautiful dish that will add moisture, flavor and color to your setting. 

If you have 10 minutes to spare, you can create this beautiful side of fresh cranberry sauce. And the best part is that you can prep this dish ahead of Thanksgiving, leaving you more time to prepare other sides like mashed potatoes, stuffing and more! 



  • 1 12 oz. Bag of Cranberries
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • Orange Zest

How to Make Cranberry Sauce at Home the Easy Way

Easy Cranberry Sauce - Ingredients

Gather all of your ingredients, which include 1 bag of cranberries, 1 cup of orange juice and 1 cup of sugar. Set aside one orange so you can add some zest to your sauce and as a garnish. 

Easy Cranberry Sauce - Sauce Pan

Over a medium-high heat, dissolve your sugar in orange juice, and then add the bag of cranberries to your pan. 

Easy Cranberry Sauce - Boiling

After a few minutes, the cranberries will start to pop! Cook down until you reach the consistency your family likes. For instance, stop cooking if you want a bit of texture and bite to your sauce, or continue if you want something closer to a jam or sauce. As a final step, zest a bit of fresh orange skin, and cook down a bit so you can add a bit of brightness to your sauce. 

Easy Cranberry Sauce - Finished

Transfer to a serving dish, and let cool. Garnish with a bit more orange zest right before serving. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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