Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving is just days away and I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes for this special holiday.  My darling granparents served it from a can which remains a sweet memory.  My dad on the other hand, refused to serve it from a can and he passed his simple recipe on to me.  I love it mixed with pretty much anything piled on my Thanksgiving plate.  Mostly on the side of my turkey and spread over warm rolls.

Cranberry Sauce

It takes about twenty minutes and is easy to make ahead of time.

Here is what you will need…

Cranberry Sauce Recipe


Cranberry Sauce

  • 1 small bag of cranberries
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 cloves
  • zest of 1/2 an orange

Here is how you will make the cranberry sauce…

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

  • Simmer the water and sugar until it becomes simple syrup.
  • Rinse and toss in the cranberries.  Add the cloves and orange zest.
  • Simmer on medium heat until the berries start to burst and the sauce thickens.  Careful, as it bubbles it can pop up and it is hot!
  • Let cool and then remove the cloves. Refrigerate it until you are ready to serve.

Cranberry Bush

This dish will impress any guest that enjoys cranberries and I hope that you try it out. You can also check out some of my latest seasonal recipes here and here.  Thanks so much for stopping by!



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6 Responses to Cranberry Sauce

  1. Perfect recipe for the holidays! I’m making my menu now…ugh!

  2. Yum! This sounds so delicious for the holiday!

    And for some reason, I can’t leave comments today at Craftberry Bush, so here is my response to your post there today……

    Simply stunning, Annie. And just as beautiful is your writing. It makes me feel like I am right there with you finding ways to make a home Christmas-y and special without the need to go buy things that I’ll regret later on. And your photography is always so pretty!

    • Annie says:

      Hi Jamie, that is truly a compliment. Thanks for taking the time to write and share that with me as it means so much! I am looking forward to yours and your beautiful photography!

  3. Hi Annie,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Create • Share • Inspire. This cranberry sauce recipe is just perfect, and your photography is stunning as usual. I hope to see you back tomorrow!

    Alicia xo

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