I grew up with canned cranberry sauce and I will be completely honest, I LOVED it. I wasn’t even sure if I would like homemade cranberry sauce, but now that I have made it, I will never go back. This easy 15 minute homemade cranberry sauce is the perfect blend of sweet and tart and a great side dish for your holiday table.
If you have been following me for a while, you know that almost all of my recipes are pretty healthy. But when it comes to holiday recipes, I am okay using some regular sugar. This homemade cranberry sauce is sweetened with natural apple juice, orange juice and some regular granulated sugar. But you can use monk fruit as an alternative if you prefer.
The cinnamon stick and little bit of fresh ginger give it that perfect little kick of holiday spice. It helps balance out all of the flavors so well. Truly the best part about this recipe is that it only takes about 15 minutes to make! Quick recipes are perfect for those busy holiday days when you are trying to make all the food.
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Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce
- 12 oz Fresh Cranberries
- 1 cup Apple Juice
- 1 Orange zested & juiced
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 knob Fresh Ginger peeled
- Add all of the ingredients to a medium sauce pan (including zest and juice of one orange) and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmerCook until cranberries burst. Remove the knob of ginger and the cinnamon stick and discardLet cool (it will thicken as it cools) and then serve