Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

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Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Fall is my favorite season, for many reasons.  My top three reasons all involve the foods that are in season during the fall:  apples, pumpkins, and delicious cranberries.  For so long, I bought the canned cranberry sauce but last year I wondered to myself how hard it could possibly be to make cranberry sauce and you know, it's pretty easy AND homemade cranberry sauce tastes SO much better than anything you could ever buy in a can!

I just found cranberries for sale in the grocery store…they are only sold Oct-December, I believe, so I will grab a few bags every time I see them!  Cranberries can be frozen in the bag for up to a year, so stock up so you can make all of these delicious cranberry recipes throughout the year.

Now….back to the homemade cranberry sauce.  It takes about 10 minutes and four ingredients!  Can't get easier than that!


  • 3 1/2 cups of fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 TBSP honey


  1. Rinse cranberries and pick out any bad ones.
  2. Bring water and sugar to a boil.
  3. Add cranberries
  4. Continue to boil for 8-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, over medium-high heat.
  5. Stir in honey and turn off heat.
  6. Let cool.
  7. Mash cranberry mixture with a potato masher, or leave whole if you prefer.

This cranberry sauce is perfect with the traditional turkey and dressing meal at Thanksgiving OR with chicken, pork, just about any meat and lots of vegetables, too!

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Gena is the mom of three boys, ages 7, 5, and 2. She is the wife of a great man, a Christian, blogger, and former kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home mom. They live in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth, Texas area.


  1. Looks yummy! There's nothing better than homemade cranberry sauce!

  2. Pinning! My family always jokes about how I love to eat the cranberry sauce from the can (I totally do). Maybe I will shock everyone this year and make some myself. 

  3. This looks so good!  I love that it has honey in it.  I'm not really a huge fan of cranberry sauce, but I think that's mostly because I've always had it from the can, never homemade.  I bet this taste a lot better!

  4. I really disliked cranberry sauce until I tried a homemade version, then I was sold. It tasted so much more fresh and less jiggly. I love that you used honey in your recipe!

  5. Love homemade cranberry sauce.  So much better than the stuff in a can!

  6. Victoria Cortinas says:

    Looks very yummy. I would love to make this for Thanksgiving, but my family loves the canned stuff, lol. Maybe I will make this just for me. 

  7. yumm thats a easy receipt

  8. Lynda Torrance says:

    Looks so good, I'm going to make this

  9. I am definitely going to try this recipe!  Easy enought even for me!

  10. rebeka deleon says:

    i have never made my own cranberry sauce before. i love it. i used to not like whole cranberries in it, but i do now. just had some the other day with turkey meatloaf.

  11. It isn't Thanksgiving without homemade cranberry sauce – it's my favorite part of the deal. Is that strange? ^___^

  12. Jennifer Johansen says:

    Cranberry sauce is so pretty when it's homemade!

  13. I usually make cranberry sauce with an orange, I completely forgot to get an orange from the store last night so I searched for a new recipe and I think this will be perfect. Thanks so much for sharing. 

  14. Gina Helton says:

    I have been looking for a good cranberry sauce recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  15. eric rivera says:

    now this looks yummi!! i have so many ideas on how to use this and just in time for our xmas dinner!!


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