Homemade Cranberry Sauce

What would Thanksgiving be without cranberry sauce?! It is always a staple at our home for the holiday meal. I like to make my own cranberry sauce. I think it tastes better and I know it is a lot more healthy than the store bought stuff in the can. You can buy fresh cranberries this time of year, they are usually located in the fresh veggie section of your grocery store.

Here is my recipe…

Spiced Cranberries

2 ½ cups cane juice crystals (or white sugar) or 1 ¼ cups honey
½ cup water
2 T lemon juice
4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1t ground cinnamon
½ t ground cloves

In a sauce pan add sweetener of choice, water, lemon juice. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Add cranberries,
cinnamon and cloves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes or until sauce thickens up. Allow to cool. Can be refrigerated up to 1 week or frozen.

First begin by gathering your ingredients together. I used honey to make mine…

In a medium size sauce pan put sweetener of choice, water and lemon juice..

Bring to a boil and let it cook for 5 minutes…

Now add the cranberries, cinnamon and cloves…

Bring it back to a boil, reduce heat and let it simmer for about 12 to 15 minutes….

The sauce will be a beautiful red color and taste delicious…

The sauce can be kept in the fridge for 1 week or you can freeze it.




  1. Thank you for posting your recipe. I have a good fried who lives in Missouri now and she makes homemade cranberry sauce for the holidays. I just thought that was the bomb, I've never done it and with all the homemade meals I've done, whoda thunk.

    Thanks again and Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. My family doesn't like the canned cranberry sauce but they love this!

  3. Oh my goodness! I just made this and it is a keeper recipe :) My family usually does not eat any type of cranberry sauce, but we all love this! And the smell in the kitchen is divine.


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