Traditional Cranberry Sauce

Traditional Cranberry Sauce


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This traditional recipe for cranberry sauce is perfect for your next Thanksgiving or Christmas gathering.

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 20 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

6 servings


  • 24 oz. fresh or frozen whole cranberries, washed and picked over
  • 2 C. sugar
  • 2 C. water
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks

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Mix sugar and water in a saucepan. Stir to dissolve sugar and add cinnamon sticks. Bring to boil, add cranberries, return to boil, reduce heat. Gently stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until the berries begin to pop. Remove from heat. Cool completely at room temperature and refrigerate.

Reviews (2)

  • I only make the one 12 oz package at a time, that way you don't have it left over. That makes a lot of sauce. I usually buy two or three packs of fresh and just throw them in the freezer for later. Cranberry Nut Bread is so great for breakfast then next day after so much cooking on Thanksgiving Day.

    Flag as inappropriate Sheryll_Rufus  |  November 22, 2010

  • I made it today without cinnamon sticks. Taste much better than what comes in a 'cranberry sauce' can so now I'm going to be making lots of this cranberry sauce.

    Flag as inappropriate Cooltruth  |  November 22, 2007

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