Three ingredient cranberry sauce is really easy to make! If you’ve been around for a while, you know I’m a HUGE fan of three (sometimes four) ingredient recipes. I’ve been trying to make more scratch recipes with three ingredients for you. However, many, many of you have been such wonderful supporters of my two ingredient pumpkin muffins I thought I’d share the link. I’ll admit, one “ingredient” of these muffins is cake mix. This pumpkin two ingredient recipe has been repinned 133K times!
Back to the Three Ingredient Cranberry Sauce.
A group of Moms and I were out for lunch and we were laughing over how much of our Thanksgiving traditional meals comes either from a can or a box. Stovetop stuffing is a favorite with many families. Mine included. I’ve made homemade stuffing and it just never is devoured like good old Stovetop. But, my friend swears hers is better. IF I get my act together, I may be able to share it with you in the next day or so.
We were also talking about how so many families really, really love the cranberry sauce that comes out of a can. And, it’s served with the can ridges and everything! I remember enjoying Thanksgiving at a friend’s house. He was a real foodie and loved complicated, intricate recipes. And there it was, right smack in the middle of the table, the canned cranberry sauce. Not even chopped up. I was told, its perfect for slicing. And, of course, you have to use the can opener on both ends so you can push the cranberry sauce out without the suction so it retains the can ridge shapes. I’ve never understood the fascination with this……
Scratch Cranberry Sauce!
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 small bag cranberries (12 oz)
1. Mix water and sugar together in a saucepan and bring to a slow boil.
Just as an fyi, the cranberry sauce will set when it cools. It will have more of the jelly-like consistency you are used to.
I’d really recommend making this the day before. No need to try to add this to the chaos of all the sides you are trying to make Thanksgiving day. Spend 15 minutes the day before, and it’s ready and waiting for you when you need it.
Hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner!