Today we are sharing a homemade cranberry sauce recipe. It’s hard to believe how fast this month is flying by and that Thanksgiving is fast approaching. I am creating The Ultimate Sandwich! For my sandwich recipe that is coming soon. I had to create a fresh cranberry sauce to go with it. Why not share it for anyone wishing to create their homemade cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving or anytime you need a cranberry sauce side! What’s great about homemade is it’s taste and how easy it is to make or adapt this recipe.
Once you make it you’ll never go back to a canned sauce! I have to be honest when my older kids were younger as much as I made homemade recipes with veggies straight from the garden yet, I never tried making homemade cranberry sauce.
With four little kids at the time I didn’t know how easy it was! But, after they got a bit older I tried making it. It’s so easy to make. If you have never tried you should. Why wouldn’t you? Feel free to pin or save this recipe for your Thanksgiving Meal Planning.
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Raspberry Orange Sauce Recipe
How to make homemade cranberry sauce.
This recipe is easily adaptable. First you start with the basic ingredients.
Put 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and a bag of fresh (rinsed) cranberries in a pot. That was easy enough, right! Turn on high and bring to a boil. Stir occasionally.*Do not leave spoon in pot! (I was stirring and took photo & removed.)
Once boiling immediately reduce to a simmer. Cook on a simmer for 10 minutes. That’s it! But, wait you know you want to make my Cranberry Raspberry Orange Sauce. Just add a few more steps.
Steps to make the Cranberry Raspberry Orange Cranberry Sauce;
While the cranberries are simmering for 10 minutes get out your raspberry jam and a fresh orange. Quarter your orange for juicing. Juice half into a cup and extract seeds. You’ll need half an orange. Next measure 4 Tablespoons of raspberry jam.
You’ll add this to the almost done sauce, continue to stir and let flavors meld. Turn off heat.
Your cranberry sauce should look something like this. Do not over cook. If using as a garnish on Thanksgiving you can grate orange peel on top to give it a more festive look.
Put it in your serving container and cover. Store refrigerated until needed 10- 14 days. Cranberry 101 Guidelines Want to freeze fresh whole cranberries for later or store in fridge you’ll find this fresh cranberry storage article helpful.
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 bag of fresh cranberries washed clean
- 1 orange
- Jar of raspberry jam
Put 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and a bag of fresh (rinsed) cranberries in a pot.Turn on high and bring to a boil. Stir occasionally.*
Cook for 10 minutes
If adding raspberry and oranges
Next seed and squeeze half an orange. Add the juice to the cranberries on the stove.
Measure and add 4 tablespoons of raspberry jam to your mix.
Cook a few more minutes. Cool and serve. Refrigerate if not serving right away.
This recipe can be used with or without orange raspberry.
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Do you make homemade cranberry sauce?