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Fresh Cranberry Sauce in glass bowl with cinnamon stick and scattered cranberries.
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Fresh Cranberry Sauce

A simple homemade recipe for Fresh Cranberry Sauce, with only 5 ingredients and ready in 15 minutes. This perfectly sweetened and slightly tart sauce will be your new go to for holiday meals! 
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: Fresh Cranberry Sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Heather


  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • pinch salt


  • In a medium size pot, add all the ingredients.
  • Over medium heat bring the sauce to a boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10-12 minutes until the sauce has started to thicken and most of the berries have popped.
  • Remove from heat and remove the cinnamon stick.
  • Let the sauce cool completely. It will thicken more as it cools.
  • Serve at room temperature or chill tightly covered in the fridge until ready to serve.


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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