Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe

This tasty cranberry sauce requires only 3 ingredients, and can be prepared from start to finish in just 20 minutes. The easy to follow recipe below will yield approximately 2 cups of fresh delicious cranberry sauce.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 16 servings


  • 2 cups whole fresh cranberries, rinsed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

Kitchenware Required

  • a spoon
  • a medium saucepan
  • a serving bowl


  1. Use a spoon to stir the granulated sugar and water together in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring the sugary water to a boil over high heat, and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Boil rapidly for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the cranberries, and return to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium, and boil gently (stirring occasionally) for about 3 minutes (or until the cranberries pop)
  5. Transfer your cranberry sauce to a serving bowl.
  6. Serve and enjoy! Your fresh cranberry sauce may be served warm or chilled, and will be a delicious compliment to your favorite pork or poultry entree.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 tablespoon
Calories 54
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 13 g4%
Sugar 13 g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Quick Tips

  • Consider one of the following add-in options for the above recipe: 1/2 cup of raisins, 1/4 cup of chopped pecans with 1/2 teaspoon of finely shredded orange peel, or 1/2 cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen). Simply stir in your desired add-in after step 4. Add a bit of cinnamon and/or nutmeg as desired.
  • Complete your meal with this Cajun Deep Fried Turkey Recipe and a couple of the quick and easy side dish recipes below.

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vinnielee2010 6 years ago from Apollo PA

I will try this I assume that fresh cranberries are used ?

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