Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Finally you're ready to try our cranberry sauce recipe.  

For many years I used to eat cranberry sauce from the can.  You probably know which type I mean, the big clump of jelly sauce that you see so often on dinner tables throughout the country.  

I thought can sauce tasted okay, but in actuality it can never compete with sauce prepared from ripe in season cranberries.  

If you are anything like me, you can't have cornbread dressing, stuffing, or turkey without some homemade cranberry sauce.  If this is the case, the recipe for cranberry sauce that follows will become your family favorite during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season.  

You'll soon see that homemade cranberry sauce is one of the simplest of dishes to make.  Here is the recipe for your enjoyment.

Recipe For Homemade Cranberry Sauce


  • 12 ounces cranberries, fresh or frozen (I prefer fresh)
  • 1 cup sugar, granulated
  • 1 cup cold water

Cooking Instructions:

In a saucepan, add cranberries, sugar and water.  Bring mixture to a rapid bowl then reduce heat to a simmer and allow cranberries to gradually cook until they pop wide open.

Then stir mixture frequently while simmering.  Allow your cranberries to cool before pouring them into your serving bowl.  To serve spoon sauce on the plate when ready.

This recipe makes about 4 cups of cranberry sauce.

Serve your delicious cranberry sauce with our other favorite holiday side dishes including corn bread dressing with giblet gravy, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, homemade mashed potatoes, roasted turkey, stuffed cornish hens, candied yams, hot dinner rolls, and honey baked ham.  Also, don't forget to prepare some sweet desserts like red velvet cake and sweet potato pie to go along with your dinner.