Cranberry sauce is a staple on our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner table. Instead of the canned, jelly type cranberry sauce, why not use this Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce recipe this year? It’s surprisingly easy to make and it’s a real crowd pleaser. Whether you’re hosting the holiday at your house this year or going as a guest, this Thanksgiving side dish is a perfect addition to your thanksgiving spread. You can also kick it up a notch by adding some orange essence by adding 1 tsp of orange zest and a dash of cloves.
This simple recipe only takes about 15 to 20 minutes to make. Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce is a beautiful, homemade dish for your Thanksgiving table.
Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
- 12 oz. package of cranberries
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of water
- Rinse berries and remove stems
- In a medium saucepan, bring berries and water to a boil
- Once all berries have popped open, add sugar.
- Reduce heat and simmer until sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally.
Tina Louise says
I have always wanted to make my own but I have been to afraid. I think I am going to give this one a try. thanks
Great Tina! You won’t be disappointed! Fresh is so much better!!
Wanda B says
This is very similar to my recipe. Sooo good!
Thanks for sharing that Wanda!
Tamra Phelps says
I’ve never been a fan of the purple blob in the can, lol. But I do like cranberry juice, so I bet fresh cranberry sauce might be good.
Tamra…”might” be good? OMG you have to try it!
lisa king says
i love cranberry sauce and its so much better than the can stuff when you make it and so easy to do
Molli Vandehey-Taylor says
i love homemade cranberry sauce so much.
Nothing beats homemade right?
My favorite side dish is bread stuffing. I have never made cranberry (I love the stuff in a can! LOL) but I might try it this year since we are having people over.
Amber Ludwig says
Mmm!! This is my favorite side dish at the holidays!! I could seriously live off of it and eat it with every meal!! Ive never thought to make it myself though which is silly!
Deborah D says
This looks like a great tasting recipe!
Lindsay Giedosh says
Sounds like a really easy recipe for making homemade cranberry sauce. And you can’t have Thanksgiving with the cranberry sauce!
Terri S says
I love cranberry sauce. This sounds fantastic . Thank you for sharing your recipe.
Hannah C says
This looks so delicious. It would be great with Thanksgiving dinner.
I love cranberry sauce.
oo! this looks good! homemade everything is always best
I love this real cranberry sauce. Unfortunately, my hubby likes the gelatinous stuff in a can. Every couple of years I make the real stuff, and use the leftover sauce in muffins or a Cranberry loaf.
This is a simple and easy way to change up the cranberry sauce without making anyone feel that they aren’t getting their traditional style favorite – but it makes enough of a difference to seem new and exciting!
amy guillaume linderman says
i am absolutely making this for my table this year! yummmmmmm
This looks like an awesome recipe for the thanksgiving table.
Karen Glatt says
I make this recipe every year! I love fresh tasting whole cranberries sauce. So easy to make and I make two batches to make sure to have enough!
Any way to make this with less sugar?
Do you need to cook this the day of Thanksgiving or can you cook it the day before and keep it in the fridge?
I love to eat cranberry sauce mixed into my mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving 🙂