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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

The perfect sweet and tart side to compliment that Thanksgiving day turkey – in about 10 minutes of cook time!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry sauce recipe, homemade cranberry sauce, how to make cranberry sauce
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Renee - www.raisinggenerationnourished.com


  • 8 cups fresh cranberries I get the large bags at Costco - if you are using the smaller 12oz bags from a grocer you will need 2 bags
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup organic pure cane sugar or coconut sugar I get our organic sugar in bulk at Costco.
  • 3/4 cup raw honey You can swap more sugar for this if you want to leave it out. I get my raw honey from a local farmer in bulk but this is a good brand too.


  • Put the cranberries, water, and sugar into a large, high walled skillet, or soup pot and bring to a simmer.
  • Low simmer the cranberry mixture, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes. You will hear the cranberries start to pop and you can squish some of them with the back of your wooden spoon if you like. The mixture will start to thicken after about 10 minutes.
  • Add the honey to the cranberry sauce, combine, and turn the heat off. The cranberry sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.