Cranberry Sauce-November Recipe Round Up

Today I’m sharing a recipe that makes our Thanksgiving dinner special.  We love homemade cranberry sauce at our Thanksgiving table.  Really, this recipe is so easy it shouldn’t be called a recipe.

Yet, taking the time to make homemade cranberry sauce is bound to bring delight to your diners.  It really is so much better than the congealed stuff in the can, which I know some people love.  I never thought I even liked cranberry sauce until I made it myself in the early years of being in charge of the Thanksgiving meal.  Now, we can’t go without it!

Cranberry Sauce

There are so many ways to jazz up your cranberry sauce, but I like it plain.  Honestly, there is so much going on in the kitchen the 3 days leading up to Thanksgiving, that I want to keep it simple.  You can make this a day ahead and stick it in the fridge until you are ready to serve your meal.

To make homemade cranberry sauce, you’ll need:

1 bag of fresh cranberries

1 cup of water

1 cup of sugar

a saucepan

I told you this was going to be easy.

Rinse your cranberries, and pick out any bad ones.

Place the cranberries in the sauce pan.  Add the water and sugar.  Stir and place on your cooktop.  Turn on the heat or gas bringing the mixture to a boil.

Reduce the heat to a simmer, and simmer until all the berry skins have popped.  Once this has happened, I like to take the back of a spoon and just give the berries one last crush.

Remove pan from the heat, and let cool completely.  Your mixture may appear soupy at first, but it will thicken as it cools. I promise!

Once cooled completely, store your homemade cranberry sauce in a covered container to chill in the fridge until needed.  Your sauce should keep well for 3-4 days…which is perfect for leftovers!

Cranberry Sauce

I’m getting so excited just thinking about all the delicious foods coming our way in just a couple weeks.

What foods are musts for your table?

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I’m sharing this as part of our November’s Recipe Round-Up. Want more Thanksgiving Recipes???


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Pumpkin Chip Cream Pie from Let’s Dish

Cranberry Orange Martini from One Martini at a Time

Pilgrim Butty – Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich from Kleinworth & Co.

Snickers Caramel Apple Salad from In the Moment With

Vegetarian Friendly Thanksgiving Ideas from Random-osity

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel from Joyful Healthy Eats

Cranberry Sauce from Little by Little

Garlic Cheese Dip Appetizer from Nap-Time Creations

Grandma’s Jello Salad from More Than Simple Living

Baked Sweet Potatoes topped with Whipped Maple Butter & Toasted Pecans from The Well Floured Kitchen

Pumpkin Rolls from Rainy Day Cravings


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  1. I am definitely going to give this a try. I’m one of those who doesn’t care for cranberry sauce (from a can), but I’ve never actually made it. That will change this year! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love cranberry sauce! I put vanilla and orange zest in mine and make enough to eat for a while!
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  3. My husband loves cranberry sauce! If I had known it was this simple to make, I would’ve tried it… like you, I’m not a fan of the canned version. Will be putting this on my Thanksgiving list this year.
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  4. I’m always looking for new ways to make cranberry sauce. Love this Kim- thanks!!!
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  5. Oh, you are preaching to the choir, sister! This would be worth the effort even if it took a lot more. My daughter discovered canned cranberry sauce at a “Friendsgiving” dinner her first year in college and called home in total shock….Do you know what some people eat, Mom?!?
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  6. Luscious looking cranberries!

  7. Looks delicious!!
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  8. I love homemade cranberry sauce! You are right about it being so easy. I’ll never buy it in a can again!

  9. You know, I have never been one for cranberry relish, so maybe I should try this! And because I have never been one to want or like relish do you serve it warm or chilled?

    For us, it is a family tradition from my side to make homemade egg noodles cooked in chicken broth….Oh, and I can’t wait. It is work, as we do it all my hand, no pasta machine, but I think that is part of the fun of it. The kids still help unroll them after they have been cut. This year will be the first year of our almost 21 year marriage (on Thanksgiving day this year, lol) that we will have family join us. My in-laws are coming …..
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  10. Well, now that was one of the easiest recipes! We don’t get fresh cranberries, only the frozen ones. It probably won’t work as well. recently posted..FearlessMy Profile

  11. I love how you photographed the cranberries with the pumpkins in the background and the red leaf. My favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is the dressing. I found a recipe last year with walnuts and whole wheat bread that was delicious. I’d be happy with a meal of dressing and pumpkin pie 🙂
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  12. looks SO good! I love cranberries… all kinds… so this loks amazing!! I hope you had a chance to come over and check out my cheese dip in the round up :o) EMily

  13. Very handy recipe to come across with all the Fall-ness and Thanksgiving-yness coming up!! Looks delicious!!
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  14. This is beautiful, love how easy your recipe is. Pinning for sure! 🙂 Thanks girl!

  15. Looks yummy and I´m sure it is! 🙂
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  16. I have always wanted to make cranberry sauce, but assumed that it would be difficult. This blog post is making me rethink my previous judgements… might just have to try it! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  17. I really am surprised at how easy that is!
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  18. My husband and I made homemade cranberry sauce last weekend. We made it just like this except we added some ginger beer, fresh ginger and cut back on the sugar. It was delicious!
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