In My Kitchen: Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Even though Thanksgiving is over, there’s no reason to forget about cranberries! They’re in season and oh-so-delicious. I grabbed a bag of Ocean Spray cranberries at Ralph’s because they were on sale. But then when I got home I realized I had NO IDEA what to even do with cranberries!

You don't need much to make homemade cranberry sauce
You don’t need much to make homemade cranberry sauce.


Luckily, the back of the bag lists a super-easy recipe for homemade cranberry sauce. And as anyone who knows me is well aware, I can eat can after can of Ocean Spray cranberry sauce – and love every minute of it. Thus, making my own seemed like a super fun idea!


You can do it too – you’ll feel so much more accomplished than when you simply open a can of the stuff and it’s fun to make.

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Cranberries + Sugar Water + Heat


You’ll need:

  • 1 12-oz package of Ocean Spray fresh or frozen cranberries, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water


  1. Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan
  2. Bring to boil
  3. Add cranberries, return to boil
  4. Reduce heat and boil gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Cover and cool completely at room temperature
  6. Refrigerate until serving time

And that’s it! You’ll have 2″ delicious cups of homemade cranberry sauce and generally just feel like a boss.




You can view the full recipe HERE.


Almost ready
Almost ready


Disclosure: This post is not associated with Ocean Spray in any way. I received no compensation for this post.


The process
The process.

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