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Cranberry sauce in a white china dish on top of a white napkin.
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Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

Whole berry cranberry sauce
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 strips orange peel


  • Place everything into a pot
  • Bring to a boil
  • Boil for 5 minutes
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool
  • Remove cinnamon stick and orange peel
  • Cover and refrigerate



Can I make this cranberry sauce ahead of time?
Yes, you can make this sauce ahead of time. You can make this classic cranberry dish 3 days ahead of time. 
Can I freeze cranberry sauce?
Yes, my mom makes this every year and freezes it up to two weeks. To use, remove from freezer and allow to thaw at room temperature or in the refrigerator. 


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg