Quick and Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Easy Cranberry Sauce
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Servings: 16 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
66 Calories
0g Fat
17g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 66
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 0g
Calcium 4mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This fresh cranberry sauce is quick and easy to prepare and cook. Spice the sauce with a dash of cinnamon or add some freshly grated orange zest for extra flavor.

Serve this delicious sauce with a chicken or turkey dinner, ham, or pork.


  • 1 package/12 ounces cranberries(fresh or frozen)
  • 1/3 cup sugar (brown, packed)
  • 2/3 cup sugar (granulated)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon zest (orange)
  • Optional: 1 dash cinnamon

Steps to Make It

  1. Rinse and pick the cranberries over, discarding damaged berries; set aside.

  2. In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring the sugars and orange juice to a boil and cook, stirring, until sugars are dissolved.

  3. Add the cranberries and orange zest or cinnamon and bring back to a boil.

  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cranberries are popping.

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