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Homemade Three Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

  • Author: Susan Moncrieff | Momcrieff
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: side
  • Method: stove top


Easy and delicious homemade cranberry sauce.  If you want a delicious but simple alternative to canned cranberry sauce, this is it!



1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 small bag cranberries (12 oz)


Mix water and sugar together in a saucepan and bring to a slow boil.

Add the bag of cranberries. Be warned, after about a minute, it might sound like you are making popcorn. The cranberry skin starts to crack and it makes a popping sound.

Gently boil for about 10 minutes. It will start having a jam-like consistency.

Pour into a serving dish or bowl and cool in the refrigerator.


The cranberry sauce will set when it cools.  It will have more of the jelly-like consistency you are used to.


Keywords: cranberry sauce, Thanksgiving side, homemade cranberry sauce