This Fresh Cranberry Sauce is simple to make, ready in 15 minutes and tastes great on everything from turkey to oatmeal! Make a batch and enjoy on your favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner and holiday recipes!
*Photos updated 12/8/15*
Let’s talk about cranberries for a moment shall we? Particularly this cranberry sauce. I first posted it on my blog 3 years ago around Thanksgiving time and it’s one of my most favorite family recipes. I fall in love with all all over again every year, and considering the fact that I’ve made 3 batches of this sauce in the past week, I think it’s safe to say this year is no exception.
So, I thought it was worthy of sharing one more time on the blog. Plus, I got my act together and took some prettier pictures for you!
Gah! Don’t you just want to dive right into that jar?!!
Here’s how you make it:
Fresh Cranberry Sauce
An easy and delicious way to add some fresh fall flavor to your meals!
- 2/3 - 3/4 c sugar
- 1 bag fresh cranberries
- 1/2 c white wine vinegar
- 1/4 c water
- 1 Tbsp orange peel
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Combine the sugar, vinegar and water in a saucepan. Heat to a boil, then reduce to simmer and stir until sugar dissolves.
- Add cranberries, cinnamon stick and orange peel.
- Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until cranberries burst.
- Remove from heat and fish out the cinnamon stick and orange peel.
- Cool and eat!
I’m pretty much incapable of eating my Thanksgiving turkey without it being smothered with this sauce.
I’ve been putting this stuff on everything. I put it in my oatmeal, I put it on my bacon, egg & cheese sandwich this weekend, I even mixed it into the salmon sliders I’m sharing with you on Friday!
I like mine pretty tart, so I use closer to 2/3 c sugar, but you’ll have to experiment to find your desired level of sweetness. If you like it sweeter, try 3/4 – 1 cup sugar.
Are you a fan of fresh cranberry sauce?