homemade cranberry sauce in a white bowl with a spoon

Cranberry Sauce Recipe

This easy, homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe is WAY BETTER than store-bought and is perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. Plus, it can be made ahead of time!
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 13
Calories 84kcal
Author The Gunny Sack



  • Put cranberries, sugar, and orange juice in a sauce pan. Stir and cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes until most of the cranberries have burst.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the cold water and cornstarch. Add the mixture to the cranberry sauce while stirring. Stir and cook for 20-30 seconds, until thickened.
  • Remove from heat, cool, and store in the fridge in an airtight container.



Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg