Homemade Cranberry Sauce

December 14, 2019
Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

I love cranberry sauce and this year for Christmas I have made my very own homemade cranberry sauce. This sauce is so quick and easy to make and there is so many ways you can make it. I decided to make mine using orange juice for a slightly sweet citrus taste, as I don’t like my cranberry sauce too sweet or bitter. As I’m a vegetarian, using a lot of different flavours in my food is key to an enjoyable meal and that’s no exception at Christmas. This year I plan to have a nut roast while I cook my family a Turkey, with all the usual trimmings.

Homemade cranberry sauce

Cranberry sauce is a sauce or condiment that is traditionally eaten with Christmas dinner in the UK. I personally associate cranberry sauce as a Christmas time food and find myself binge eating a jar throughout the month of December.

We love a roast dinner in our house and we must have a roast at least twice to three times a month during the autumn/winter, because why not?! Sunday is our family day and my daughter always requests a roast chicken. Roast chicken has to be my family’s favourite and cranberry sauce goes so well with white meat and all the trimmings, potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, vegetables and even my favourite sage and onion stuffing balls!

Now, I have mentioned how much I love eating cranberry sauce with my roast dinners but I have a little secret, I also LOVE cranberry sauce in my cheese toasties! I love the melted cheese sandwiched with the cranberry sauce when it is all warm and sweet. I know I can’t be the only one, have you ever tried it in cheese toasties? Definitely give it a go, it’s delicious! It will make you feel all sorts of warm, christmas feels!

I can’t wait for Christmas dinner this year and I will have a jar of my homemade cranberry sauce at the ready!

So here it is, my quick and easy recipe for Homemade Cranberry Sauce.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Category: Food

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce


  • 300g Fresh Cranberries
  • 150g Castor Sugar
  • 60ml Orange Juice, smooth
  • 30ml Cold Water


  1. Add all the ingredients into a saucepan
  2. Place over a medium heat, as the sugar dissolves, give the cranberries a good mix
  3. Cook until the cranberries start to blister and pop
  4. Continue to cook on a medium to low heat for around 10-15 minutes, until the mixture thickens into a sauce/jam like consistency
  5. Remove from the heat a leave to cool for a few minutes
  6. Transfer the cranberry sauce into two sterilised jars and leave uncovered to completely cool
  7. Cover/ replace the lid and place in the fridge for up to two weeks
  8. If your jars are freezer friendly then you can freeze for up to a month
  9. Use straight from the fridge or let it come to room temperature to enjoy


This recipe makes 2 150ml jars


How do you like to make your cranberry sauce? What is your favourite sauce/condiment with your Christmas dinner?

Check out my last recipe, quick and easy Homemade Mince Pies, a perfect sweet treat to enjoy with the whole family!

Pinar xo

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Pinar Rawlins

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