Sunday, November 19, 2017

Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

Photo by Salt Water New England

The recipe for whole berry cranberry sauce is just 138 characters..

For every 12 ounces, add 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water. Bring to boil in a saucepan. Lower heat, cook for 10 minutes and stir.  Chill.


  1. Thank you for posting this! I was wondering today where I stashed the cranberry sauce recipe I printed from this blog last year. I like my cranberry sauce plain and simple, and I like a lot of it, so I always make twice as much as I think I need. I've been using your recipe since you first posted it.

  2. It doesn't get better than this! I use half the amount of sugar and it is still delicious--a bit tangier, though.
    Bitsy, I'm with you...I put these cranberries on waffles, pancakes, biscuits, turkey sandwiches...

  3. Used this recipe last year and it was great. However, I was wondering if I could reduce the sugar. Thank you for the information.

  4. My sister-in-law makes homemade and only the two of us eat it, so there's plenty leftover. We put it on whipped cream cheese to serve with cracker for the Friday after Thanksgiving cocktail hour.

  5. I exchange the water for Pinot Noir - the resulting sauce is one of my favorite things on the Thanksgiving table!

  6. We don't use any sugar whatsoever. My husband, who is a great cook, came up with a similar recipe which calls for a can of mandarin oranges in their natural juices (or packed in pear juice instead of syrup). He adds water to make a cup of liquid. So the recipe calls for just the cranberries, the canned oranges and just a little water, then bring it all to a boil until the berries pop, and put on the back porch to cool. Tart but delicious! Huge favorite at Thanksgiving.

  7. Why do I only do this for Thanksgiving? I buy loganberries from IKEA. I can do this instead.

    1. Hi, I'm sitting here reading these delicious recipes for cranberries and asking my wife if she thinks we can use the same recipes with ligonberries. Like you, we buy it at IKEA, but actually eat it year round. Happy Thanksgiving