Holiday Cranberry Sauce

Holiday Cranberry Sauce

Bursting with flavor and vibrant color, this homemade cranberry sauce is easy to make and will wow your guests.
Make ahead and freeze, so you won't be stressed in the kitchen.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 87 kcal


  • 12 oz fresh whole cranberries
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 Macintosh apple peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp brandy optional
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  • Place all the ingredients in a heavy bottom sauce pan on medium heat
  • Bring up to a gentle boil
  • Turn down the heat and let simmer about 15 minutes
  • Stir frequently, don't turn your back or they will burn!
  • The cranberries will start to pop and take on a nice red color
  • Remove the cinnamon stick
  • Serve in a festive serving dish


Calories: 87kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 67mgFiber: 2gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 40IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cranberry
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