The Best Cranberry Sauce, in 10 minutes

October 9, 2015 , In: Cooking, DIY, Holidays, Preserving , With: No Comments

Cranberries20101210Just in time for Thanksgiving, I’m going to teach you how to make the easiest Cranberry Sauce you’ve ever had. You can make this a day or two before, or you can even can it and save it for years! This makes a great hostess gift for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and you can pretend you went to a ton of effort to make it!


  • 2 parts cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 part water
  • 1 part brown sugar

And that’s it.

Step 1: Boil the ingredients

Unless you’re having a massive dinner with 10+ people, 2 cups of cranberries is plenty. Mix everything in a pot, and put in on the boil. Reduce to simmer and wait for the cranberries to pop.

304360289_013601d4bfStep 2: Reduce to a sauce

Let the mixture simmer on low, stirring occasionally, until it reduces to a sauce. Take off the heat.


If you want to to can it, you can ladle it into sterilized jars with sterilized lids, and it will keep for a year or two. Keep in mind this is a sauce, not a jelly, and will be chunky. But it’s absolutely delicious, and a huge hit at every turkey occasion!

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