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This Easy Cranberry Sauce is the best cranberry sauce recipe for Thanksgiving!  It's made with orange juice for a little extra punch of flavor and it is so easy.
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5 from 3 votes

Cranberry Sauce

This Cranberry Sauce is only THREE ingredients and is the most flavorful fresh sauce recipe for Thanksgiving. You'll never reach for the canned stuff again!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy cranberry sauce
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 12 oz fresh cranberries washed


  • In a small sauce pan, whisk together the orange juice and sugar over medium low heat.
  • Pour in the cranberries.  Stir to combine.  Continue to cook until the cranberries begin to pop.  This will take about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to a serving bowl.  The sauce will thicken as it sits.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 21.3mg | Calcium: 3.7mg | Iron: 0.1mg