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Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Cranberry Sauce Recipe

I turn to this recipe frequently because I can prepare it a day ahead—it's so convenient when company's coming. And with only a trace of fat, the fruity side dish is nutritious and delicious.—Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cranberry-raspberry juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • 1. Place cranberries, sugar and cranberry-raspberry juice in a large saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until berries pop, 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice. Transfer to a bowl; cool slightly. Refrigerate, covered, until cold. Yield: about 2-3/4 cups

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 106 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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Lady Fingers User ID: 2682286 257178
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2016

"This is a great basic recipe. I've followed it exactly with excellent and reliable results, and I've used it a starting point for my own versions (using different juices)."

muffbear74 User ID: 209131 82781
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

"So easy and so good, why would anyone eat cranberry sauce out of a can?"

rt93 User ID: 6139118 122185
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

"I never really liked cranberry sauce until I tried this recipe from scratch... It has the perfect amount of sweetness."

ktbaby22 User ID: 6749039 86559
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"I have always hated cranberry sauce from a can. It tastes good but bad texture and looks rather unappealing. This recipe was so fast, easy, and inexpensive I can't imagine why anyone would ever buy canned cranberry sauce again. My entire family loved this, it was so good! It had a great texture with some cranberries still slightly intact, overall delicious!"

ConnieK User ID: 282614 45128
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"So simple to make and very tasty. There is a hint of raspberry and it's not too sweet like so many store bought varieties."

jessnichol User ID: 971235 205256
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"Added a touch of cinnamon and used orange juice instead of cranberry juice (we ran out)--delicious and easy!"

MamaBearDenise User ID: 5605401 36750
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"This was quick, easy, and delicious!! Got rave reviews at Thanksgiving, but would would be great with chicken as well. Will definitely make again!!!"

GaitherMom User ID: 6038554 119827
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"I made this recipe and took it to our family Thanksgiving celebration. Everyone liked it but my 92 year old grandma thought it was too sweet. Maybe she likes the cranberries a little more tart. I thought they were a perfect blend. It did not coagulate like I thought it would, but here is what I did with the leftovers. 1. We had breakfast for supper tonight. I made waffles and placed the cranberry sauce on the waffles with some home made cinnamon whipped cream. 2. I made kolache's (my other grandmother's no fail recipe!) I used the cranberry sauce for the filling. YUMMO! I was able to place one berry and some of the sauce in each kolache. I can't wait for my dad to try them tomorrow. Maybe not the same as Grandmas, but the dough definately brings her back to me! I will make this recipe many times now that I have found my favorite."

jstjean10 User ID: 4519753 65848
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"I had to make cranberry sauce for my 4yr olds class party. I doubled this and it came out great! Truly simple and delicious!"

leannette User ID: 1055437 54141
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009

"easy to make and delicious! SO much better than canned cranberry sauce. I had 2 requests for the recipe."

barb312 User ID: 3176348 86556
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009

"This recipe is so easy and so good! Very tasty. I got lots of compliments on it and will definitely make it again."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 45090
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"Fast, easy, excellent flavor. The ONLY thing my 6 yr old Granddaughter requested that I bring for Thanksgiving was this recipe. She and I both love it. Great to bring to a pot luck. It gets raves."

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