How to Make Cranberry Sauce

Basic Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Combine one package (12 oz/340 g) cranberries with 1 cup (250 mL) water and 1 cup (250 mL) sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and cook over medium heat until cranberries pop and mixture thickens, about 10 - 15 minutes. Refrigerate for up to seven days.

Try adding any of the following ingredients to canned cranberry sauce:

  • Freshly grated peel from oranges or lemons
  • Chopped fresh fruits, such as pears, pineapple, apples or mangoes
  • Chopped dried fruits, such as apricots, cherries or blueberries
  • Chopped fresh herbs, such as rosemary or thyme
  • Ground allspice, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves or nutmeg to taste
  • Coarsely chopped toasted nuts, such as walnuts or pecans
  • A favourite liqueur or wine, such as Grand Marnier, kirsch, Madeira or port