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If you’re planning on having turkey for Christmas dinner this year, chances are you’ll be serving cranberry sauce with it.  You might also be having turkey with cranberry for Thanksgiving.

If you have any left-over try Cranberry Muffins or for a more traditional dessert try making your own Christmas Pudding.

Home made cranberry sauce is very quick and easy to make and much tastier than most bought varieties.

This easy cranberry sauce recipe will make enough sauce for around 6 people – just double the recipe if you need more.

Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe

To keep things simple I use a cup measure. The cup should hold approx 8 fl oz / 250 ml of liquid.

So let’s get started:

Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe – Ingredients

  • Quarter cup of water
  • Quarter cup of orange juice
  • Half cup castor sugar (or your usual sugar)
  • Two cups frozen cranberries

Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe – Method

  1. Put the water, orange juice and sugar into a saucepan
  2. Stir and gently heat until sugar is dissolved
  3. Add the frozen cranberries and bring to the boil
  4. Gently simmer (uncovered) for ten minutes
  5. Leave to cool in the saucepan then transfer to an airtight container and chill in the fridge
  6. The sauce will thicken as it cools

Serving Suggestions and Handy Hints

  • Cranberry Sauce is usually served cold
  • Serve with turkey roast dinner at Christmas time
  • Also delicious with roast chicken and roast pork
  • Use left-overs to put on turkey sandwiches
  • You can also make cranberry ‘mince’ pies with left-overs
  • If the cranberry sauce is too thin after chilling, just return to the saucepan and simmer for a few more minutes
  • If the sauce is too thick, just add a little more orange juice or water and stir to combine

Didn’t I say it was easy!  Give my easy cranberry sauce recipe a try this year and let me know if you like it.

Thanks for reading my website.

Jan Littlehales

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8 Responses to “Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe – in Ten Minutes”

  1. Looks delicious and easy! Thanks!

  2. Rita Pepper says:

    Hi Jan,
    This easy cranberry sauce recipe will be great for ay occasion thank you

  3. A perfect recipe for this coming Thanksgiving day. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  4. Thanks Rita – It’s strange how cranberries only seem to become popular around Christmas and Thanksgiving time. I’m currently looking at some other ways to use this very tasty fruit.

    Thanks ‘I Love Dinner’ (so do I 🙂 ) – Happy Thanksgiving x

  5. Lisa Wood says:

    That so looks Yummy!! I love that at xmas time we get to spend time with loved ones, and eating yummy food 😉

    Thanks Jan for the easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe!


  6. Thanks Lisa,
    This cranberry sauce recipe is yummy – and so simple to make.
    I too love Christmas, spending time with family and friends and eating delicious food 🙂

  7. Thanks for your easy cranberry saucve recipe, Jan.
    Tell me, is cranberry sauce English?

  8. Hi Lina,
    I think cranberry sauce is as much American as English – it’s widely eaten at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Cranberries often grow wild in Europe, so it’s easy to see why the Europeans started finding uses for them. They are very, very tart, but once you add sugar they are quite delicious.

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