Best Ever Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Cranberry Sauce – A quintessential staple in holiday dinner menu. A must have for Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner. This simple and delightful seasonal recipe requires very few ingredients. Ginger and orange peel add a bit of zest and uniqueness to the sweet and tart notes of the Cranberry sauce!

This bright crimson sauce jazzes up holiday feast with beautiful color and heavenly taste. It also adds a gorgeous color and flavor to every bite. I hope you give this super easy recipe a try this holiday season! This is vegan, gluten free, nut free and soy free recipe.

Most fruits and vegetables are available year-round but somehow not cranberries. They make their appearance only through fall / winter months. This recipe is great way to preserve them for use throughout the year.

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Cranberries are antioxidant-rich, healthy berries. Cranberries are excellent source of vitamin C and dietary fiber, You will want to include them regularly on your Whole Food Plant Based Menu Planning.

Store brought dried cranberries are often loaded with sugar and preservatives so be watchful. Same goes for ready made cranberry sauce. It’s always good to make these easy recipes at home as much as you can.

To make your next dinner party look fancy, serve it as charcuterie style board along with crackers, other cheese and vegetables. Your guests will be impressed ! You can always top it on the toast, salad or simply eat a spoonful out of the jar.

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Towards end of the cranberry season, I make this sauce in bulk and freeze it for use throughout the year. No need to buy from outside. The sauce freezes well and tastes superb when thawed.

This particular cranberry sauce recipe is fool-proof. I have made it numerous times. Once cranberries start making their appearance in the store, I keep making this sauce. Kids love scooping it out of jar. Freshly made sauce always tastes the best but preserved one gets added flavors of orange juice, orange peel and bits and pieces of ginger.

And it’s super easy to make. All you need is about 15 minutes of time to make this yummy goodness. I have also included instructions to make it in Instant Pot. It is practically a dump and go recipe in InstantPot and you can do Pot in Pot also. During frantic holiday meal preparation, things can’t get easier than that , can they?

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Ingredients:

1 bag (12 oz) fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained
¾ cup brown raw sugar or stevia
½ cup orange juice
½ cup water
pinch of salt
1 inch ginger root cut into tiny pieces
1 orange peel chopped into bite size pieces

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HOW TO MAKE CRANBERRY SAUCE

Combine sugar (or stevia), orange juice, and water in a large saucepan over medium heat. Let the sugar dissolve completely.
Add cranberries, ginger pieces and orange peel and salt. Bring it to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently.

Continue cooking, for about 10 minutes, or until all or most of the cranberries have popped. Using the wooden spatula mash the cooked cranberries a few times so they form a jelly like texture.

Let cool completely for least 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Can be stored in freezer for extended periods of time.

HOW TO MAKE CRANBERRY SAUCE IN INSTANT POT

Combine all ingredients including water and basically dump them in InstantPot. Stir well. Close the lid. Choose Manual at High Pressure for 1 minute. After it beeps when done, allow for NPR- Natural Pressure Release. Open lid carefully. Click cancel and then press the Sauté button. Stir and break the cranberries with a wooden spoon. Stir well till you get thick cranberry sauce. Remove the main insert after done. The sauce will thicken a bit more after it’s cooled off. Let cool completely for least 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Can be stored in freezer for extended periods of time.

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Cranberry Sauce Recipe

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Best Ever Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Best Ever Cranberry Sauce is easy and delightful. Spiced with ginger and orange peel, it is the best and unique recipe for perfect Thanksgiving meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag - 12 oz fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained
  • ¾ cup brown raw sugar or stevia
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 inch ginger root cut into tiny pieces
  • 1 orange peel chopped into bite size pieces

Instructions

Stove Top Method to make Cranberry Sauce

  1. Combine sugar (or stevia), orange juice, and water in a large saucepan over medium heat. Let the sugar dissolve completely.
  2. Add cranberries, ginger pieces and orange peel and salt. Bring it to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  3. Continue cooking, for about 10 minutes, or until all or most of the cranberries have popped.
  4. Let cool completely for least 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Can be stored in freezer for extended periods of time.

Instant Pot Method to Make Cranberry Sauce

  1. Combine all ingredients including water and basically dump them in InstantPot. Stir well.
  2. Close the lid. Choose Manual at High Pressure for 1 minute. After it beeps when done, allow for NPR- Natural Presuure Release. Open lid carefully.
  3. Click cancel and then the Sauté button. Stir and break the cranberries with a wooden spoon. Stir well til you get thick cranberry sauce. Remove the main insert after done. The sauce will thicken a bit more after it's cooled off.
  4.  Let cool completely for least 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Can be stored in freezer for extended periods of time.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 0g

Nutritional values are provided as a courtesy and the values are approximate. The values will change depending on the exact ingredients, measurements and brands used. As always, for specific health issues and dietary requirements please consult medical professional.

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5 thoughts on “Best Ever Cranberry Sauce Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    Homemade cranberry sauce is so much tastier than the canned stuff. I love that you gave instructions to make it in the Instant Pot also. I will have to try it in there.

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  2. 5 stars
    It look really delicious and would be a perfect Christmas recipe for us. I think the addition of orange with the cranberries makes the sauce soooo tasty!

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