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15 Minute Homemade Cranberry Sauce
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5 from 14 votes

15 Minute Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Sauce is always something that shows up at our house during the holidays. Easy to make and only takes 15 minutes.
Course Sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Gina Abernathy


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice juice from 2 oranges
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries


  • Wash cranberries and pick out bad or bruised ones.
  • Bring water, orange juice, orange zest, and sugar to a boil.
  • Add cranberries and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until cranberries have burst. Mash gently with a spoon. Remove from the heat and cool completely.
  • At this point, you can transfer the sauce to an air-tight bowl or a covered serving dish and place it in the refrigerator until ready to use.