Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

A simple cranberry relish OR gelled sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb cranberries
  • 1 34 cups granulated sugar (350 gms)
  • 1 orange, juice squeezed into a one cup measure
  • 23 cup water, enough to make-up a total of one cup liquid with the ora juice (more or less)
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan, bring to a boil while stirring occasionally.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes while continuing to stir occasionally.
  3. Cool to room temp in a bowl or strain through a fine mesh strainer, pressing all of the juice out of the berries and into the bowl.
  4. The very high amount of pectin contained in the fruit will jell this nicely, but it's important to get all the juice out of the berries if you go that route.


Most Helpful

I just made this and it is still cooling. It is so good! The only changes I made were, I only used orange water, and I cooked it in the microwave. Just cook for about 2 or 3 minutes and stir, continue cooking 2 or 3 minutes and stirring until done. That is how I have always made cranberry sauce, and it works great.
Thanks for posting, Rachel C.

Rachel Castle November 23, 2011

Delicious, easy and makes a good amount even for my large family! I made a day ahead for Christmas so it will be chilled. Thank you =o)

tylae December 24, 2010

This is a good, basic cranberry sauce that went well with our Thanksgiving dinner.

Hey Jude November 25, 2004

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