4.92 from 12 votes
Classic Cranberry Sauce
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Homemade cranberry sauce is so easy to make but so much better than store-bought!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Servings: 6
Calories: 131 kcal
Author: Sam Turnbull • It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken
  • 1 12oz bag fresh or frozen cranberries (3 cups)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a medium sauce pan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes, until the cranberries have popped and it looks all saucy and delicious. It will be thin, but will thicken as it cools.