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bowl of cranberry sauce garnished with orange zest
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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Quick and easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce. Loaded with fresh cranberries and citrus flavor. One thousand times better than the canned stuff. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry sauce, easy homemade cranberry sauce
Servings: 5 people


  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 small Granny Smith apple peeled, cored, finely chopped
  • 2 oranges juice and zest
  • 1/4 cup pistachios finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup water


  • Rinse the cranberries, then add them to a saucepan with the brown and white sugar, cinnamon and water. 
  • Over medium heat, mixture to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer 7-10 minutes or until the skins burst then fold in the diced apple, orange zest and juice and pistachios stirring to combine. The cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.