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Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

It’s that time of year again folks. The time where you go find your largest pair of sweatpants, or your tall and curvy LulaRoe leggings and your big oversized shirt. Why? So you can eat all the turkey, mashed potatoes, and  easy homemade cranberry sauce that your heart desires.

Speaking of cranberry sauce, and no not the jiggly canned kind. Homemade cranberry sauce is what I’m thinking of right now. Have you honestly ever had a Thanksgiving dinner that didn’t consist of some kind of jiggly sauce arranged on a pretty plate to make it look more desirable. I know that my granny had it on the table every year. And every year I never wanted to try it.

Last year I decided to make a homemade version of cranberry sauce. I mean really, how hard can it be.

Boy did I amaze myself. It actually turned out so good and I will most definitely make this for many more years to come. Bye bye jiggly cranberry sauce!

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cps granulated sugar
  • pinch of cinnamon (optional)


  • In a medium sauce pan, pour orange juice in and add the granulated sugar. Cook on high until mixture boils. Stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar.
  • Add cranberries and bring back to a boil
  • Lower temperature to low and cook for 10 minutes, or until most of the cranberries have burst.
  • Add a pinch of cinnamon (optional) and stir.
  • Let mixture cool at room temperature. Serve now or add mixture to a container and put in the fridge overnight.


Yes you can freeze cranberry sauce.

If you know that your going to be running around like your head’s been cut off, then you might want to make this in advance. It freezes up very nicely, and no one will ever know that you didn’t freshly prepare this.

Once it completely cools, add to a freezer safe container. It will freeze up to three months. A couple days before Thanksgiving just thaw out in the fridge



Til next time,


Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

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