Adam Carolla's Famous Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 10 mins

Adam says, “cranberry sauce is the unsung hero of Thanksgiving…it bridges the gap between all other foods” Here is the recipe he used to give out on the air every Thanksgiving. This differs from the recipe on the Ocean Spray cranberry bag because it call for less sugar.


  1. Rinse cranberries.
  2. Bring water and 1/2 cup sugar to a boil.
  3. Add cranberries and cover.
  4. Let simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
  5. Add more sugar to taste, if desired.
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I agree with Adam! I LOVE Cranberry sauce. I just added some orange zest and a cinnamon stick which made it perfect! YUM YUM

Blakey November 26, 2009