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Cranberry sauce cooking in pan with wooden spoon.

Cranberry Sauce

Sweet, tart and crunchy this homemade Cranberry Sauce is a staple on our holiday table!
Course Vegetables and Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 104kcal
Author Deb Clark


  • 3 cups whole cranberries
  • 1 red apple grated with a box grater - no need to remove the peel
  • 1 orange zested and juiced
  • cup apricots chopped
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • cup water
  • pinch salt


  • In a large sauce pan add all of the ingredients; cranberries, grated apple, orange - zest & juice, the apricots, brown & white sugar, water and a pinch of salt. Turn heat to medium and stir to combine. Cook until the cranberries burst - the mixture will thicken dramatically - and stir often as all of the sugars can scorch if they get hot.
  • Continue to cook and stir - 15-18 minutes and remove from heat. Allow to cool and refrigerate preferably overnight. Serve chilled


Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.2mg