Simple & Delicious Cranberry Sauce

A couple of weeks ago while my husband was off at deer camp working on bringing home some meat, Makena & I were invited to a early Thanksgiving at a friends. Erica had some friends in town from France who never had a true American Thanksgiving dinner so we were planning what all we could share with them. My mom used to make cranberry sauce, among other yummy items & immediately made me start thinking about how she always provided a loving home to anyone who didn’t have a place to go for dinner. We always had a house full of people – family, old friends, new friends. I always felt this was an awesome way to start off my favorite season of the year.

Unfortunately I didn’t know how mom used to prepare her cranberry sauce, I just remember eating & eating & eating it! She was always saying it wasn’t difficult at all so I started looking to see what recipes out there were simple. I found the site Simply Recipes had the perfect simple cranberry sauce recipe! I hope you enjoy this as much as I do – I’ve got several bags of cranberries stored in the freezer so over the year I can enjoy this again & again!!


  • 1c sugar
  • 1c water
  • 4c washed fresh or frozen cranberries


Combine sugar & water in a pan & bring to a boil on the stove. Once boiling, add cranberries & return to boiling. Let boil, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes then reduce heat & simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat & let cool in the fridge. As it cools it’ll thicken.


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