Easy Cranberry Sauce

Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe

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Vicki VanderHorn


This is the easiest way to make cranberry sauce and everyone will think you spent hours making. This is so much better than canned and has such a fresh taste. And can be as sweet or tart as you choose by adding more or less sugar.

★★★★★ 1 vote
10 Min


12 oz
fresh cranberries
1 c
3/4- 1 c

How to Make Easy Cranberry Sauce


  • 1Gently wash cranberries and put in medium sized, microwave safe bowl
  • 2Add water, I sometimes start with about a 1/2 cup and add more. Never more than a cup of water
  • 3Add sugar, start with less if you like your sauce tart
  • 4Cover with paper towel or waxed paper and microwave till berries pop. Usually 5-7 minutes. Check at 5 minutes and stir and add more time if needed
  • 5Stir when all berries pop and taste to add more sugar if needed. I put in a recycled margarine tub with the nice rounded bottom and cover and then refrigerate overnight. To serve, simply warm the bottom with your hand and turn onto a small serving plate.

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About Easy Cranberry Sauce

Course/Dish: Fruit Sauces