simple cranberry sauce recipe

Easy Homemade Spiced Cranberry Sauce

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: super easy
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Homemade Spiced Cranberry Sauce is perfect to serve with HERB ROASTED TURKEY BREAST!


  • 4 cups fresh cranberries
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves


  1. Wash and drain cranberries
  2. Put cranberries, sugar, water, spices into sauce pan and bring to boil
  3. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 15 minutes
  4. Stir occasionally
  5. Cool then serve

Do you see fresh cranberries at the store and wonder what can I make from these?  The easiest and tastiest answer is HOMEMADE SPICED CRANBERRY SAUCE.  This is the perfect cranberry recipe that you can eat by itself, or put on top of pancakes, waffles, yogurt, oatmeal or ice cream!

Tips & Tricks for perfecting Homemade Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Fresh cranberries typically are available from October to January at the grocery store

Typically I use organic sugar, but sugar in the raw, brown sugar or regular sugar also work well

You can change the spices based on your favorites.  You can substitute the spices listed with cinnamon or nutmeg and cinnamon.

You can also cut up an apple into small bites and add it to the cranberry sauce during the cooking process.  Apples add a little something special to this recipe.

If you like you can add orange to the cranberry sauce.  I suggest you add cut up orange to the cranberry sauce after it is cooked and cooled

Background of Homemade Spiced Cranberry Sauce

When I was growing up, we only had jellied cranberry that came out of can, that you sliced and then served.  It was ok, but nothing special.  Once I noticed fresh cranberries at the grocer and I thought why not make my own cranberry sauce.  It has become one of my favorite recipes of winter.  As soon as I find them available at the grocer, I start making this recipe.

So aside from a typical holiday side dish, cranberry sauce is a perfect addition to some every day food favorites.  I like adding cranberry sauce to vanilla yogurt, ice cream, oatmeal, waffles and pancakes.  Also, what a great addition to a turkey deli meat sandwich, so yummy!!

So take a chance and make this cranberry sauce.  It is a wonderful addition to your favorite meal or breakfast item.  Like me you will wish you could purchase fresh cranberries year round!

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