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A jar of cranberry sauce with orange slices on top

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Sweet, tart and chunky homemade cranberry sauce that is easy to make and perfect for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 84kcal
Author: MinShien


  • 2 cups fresh cranberries or frozen
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1-2 tsp orange zest


  • Bring all ingredient into a medium pot and bring to boil.
  • Once it boils, turn down heat to medium low. Cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • Once sauce thickens to desired consistency, remove from heat.
  • Let it cool and then refrigerate until ready to serve.


This post was originally published on November 2020 and updated with new photographs on Oct 2021.


Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
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