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Homemade cranberry sauce in a ramekin.

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

  • Author: Brittany Mueller
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2.5 cups 1x
  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: Simmering
  • Cuisine: Vegan


Tangy-sweet cranberry sauce is a holiday essential! Homemade cranberry sauce tastes so much better than store-bought and takes just 15 minutes and 3 ingredients to make!


  • 1 (340g/12-oz) packages fresh (or frozen) cranberries (3 cups)
  • 1 cup (200 grams) sugar
  • 1 cup (250 ml) water


  1. Rinse cranberries.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, stir together cranberries, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Turn heat down to medium and simmer until most of the cranberry skins have burst, about 5 minutes. The cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.
  4. Transfer the cranberry sauce to a serving dish, and chill until thick.


This cranberry sauce pairs well with Tofurky Roast. It's also used in our Ultimate Vegan Thanksgiving Loaf and Vegan Holiday Burger (as the Cranberry Glaze), and on top of our Roasted Vegan Thanksgiving Bowl and Thankgiving-Style Smashed Potatoes.

Store in refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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