Classic Cranberry Sauce

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Did you know that frozen cranberries make just as good Cranberry Sauce as fresh cranberries off the vine? Well, they do- and it’s so much easier. You don’t even have to defrost the berries! I admit I grew up eating jellied cranberry sauce from the can- and I loved it! That being said, homemade cranberry sauce is so much better. I even like it on hot dogs!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Note: You can jazz up this classic recipe like I did in my Cranberry Pomegranate Orange Sauce; or just stir in some peeled, chopped apples.

Classic Cranberry Sauce

By Gloria Kobrin Published: October 25, 2020

  • Yield:

  • 4 1/2 cups (8 Servings)


  • 16 ounces frozen cranberries
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup water


  • 3 quart saucepan
  • wooden spoon


  1. Open the bags of frozen cranberries and pour them into the saucepan. Add sugar and water. Bring to a boil and stir until you begin to hear the berries pop. This can take about 15 minutes. Let mixture cool and then place in fridge. I like to make this a day in advance so it gets a chance to really gel.