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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

  • Author: Tonya | The Midwest Kitchen Blog
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American


Homemade Cranberry sauce using fresh organic cranberries has been one of my favorite parts of a holiday dinner for years now. I love how the tangy sour cranberries inside the sweet sauce pairs so well with the rest of the holiday meal. 


Units Scale
  • 8 oz fresh organic cranberries
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Rinse the cranberries, throwing away any bad ones.
  2. In a medium saucepot, combine the cranberries, sugar, lemon zest, water, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Cook on medium heat for 10 - 15 minutes, or until most of the cranberries have burst and the sauce has started to thicken. Stirring occasionally.
  4. Allow the sauce to cool down, then refrigerate it for a least 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Keywords: Cranberry sauce, holiday, Homemade, side dishes

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