This homemade, naturally gluten-free, cranberry sauce is one of the most requested dishes at our holiday table. Fresh plump cranberries, lots of orange zest and the perfect balance of sweet and tart. We've been serving it for 20 years and it is always a huge fan favorite!
Lots of fresh, plump cranberries, lots of orange zest, and the perfect balance of sweet & tart. Recipe from a family friend, this has been a most requested side dish at our Thanksgiving table for years! Recipe doubles easily and freezes well.
Prep Time5 minutesmins
Cook Time40 minutesmins
Total Time45 minutesmins
Course: Sides, Holidays
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free optional, Vegan
Servings: 6-8 servings
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family
1 1/2cupssugaroriginal recipe calls for 2 cups. You could cut back to 1 cup if you want it on the tarter side (NOTE: I've made it using 1/2 coconut sugar/ 1/2 cane sugar and it tastes good but the color is more brown, less bright)
1cupcranberry juice cocktail
1/2cupraisinsfeel free to use less if you want a tarter sauce or are not a fan or raisins
1tablespoonorange rindor more to taste
In a large saucepan, add orange and cranberry juices, and sugar. Dissolve sugar in juices while bringing to a boil.
Add cranberries and cook until the berries start popping (generally medium low flame, stir frequently)
Add raisins, nuts and orange rind
Continue heating on low for 20-30 minutes
The sauce will thicken while cooling.
Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Extras freezes well too.
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3 thoughts on “Our “Famous” Cranberry Sauce”
I am never going to be able to go back to canned cranberry sauce. This was so simple and they were a good balance of sweet and tarte! Yum:)
haha love it! And love that you love this cranberry sauce as much as we do!
I just made this delicious and easy recipe for Thanksgiving. It’s been my go-to for several years now! One small variation this year: I subbed strawberry nectar for cranberry juice. It’s still as delicious as ever. ❤️😋