This homemade cranberry sauce is bursting with fresh, perfectly sweetened cranberries and freshly squeezed orange juice. It’s quick to make and pairs perfectly with your Thanksgiving turkey, or any time of year you want to. make a delicious roast turkey. This homemade cranberry sauce is way better than store bought.
When I think of cranberry sauce, my mind immediately thinks Thanksgiving, because that’s the time of year this side dish is typically served. But, I’m here to remind you that you can make this any time of year. This cranberry sauce recipe comes together quickly. It only requires 4 ingredients, okay 5 if you count water, and is bursting with fresh flavors. I guarantee you won’t crave the store bought cranberry sauce after eating this.
mix the sugars, orange juice and water
To begin making this, you’ll add the sugars, freshly squeezed orange juice and water to a large skillet over medium heat. Stir occasionally until the sugar is dissolved.
Add in the cranberries
The next step to make this cranberry sauce recipe is to add the cranberries. You’ll bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, then reduce to a simmer and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The cranberries will burst open and the sauce will thicken during this time. I advise in the last minute of cooking to CAREFULLY, taste the sauce to see if it is to your desired level of sweetness. If not, add a hint more sugar.
Once the mixture is done simmering, remove the skillet from heat and allow to completely cool.
Before serving, I like to add orange zest on top of the sauce for appearance. It also adds a delicious flavor.
If you make this cranberry sauce recipe, let me know what you thought in the recipes and comments below. I love hearing your feedback, so that I can improve my recipes. Make sure you find me on youtube and instagram where you can find the full cooking video for this as well as some fun behind the scenes.Print