How to Make Cranberry Sauce

Created January 10, 2017
Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving classic, and it’s so simple to make from scratch. In fact, the only thing standing between you and the pleasantly sweet Thanksgiving side is cranberries, sugar and a quick boil. MORE+ LESS-
How to Make Cranberry Sauce

Fresh or frozen cranberries will do the trick for Betty’s Classic Cranberry Sauce—plus, it only requires three ingredients and a little bit of prep time to master!

What you’ll need:

How to:

1. If you’re using frozen cranberries, let them thaw. Once they’ve thawed—or if you’re using fresh cranberries—rinse them. Pick off any stems and discard blemished berries.


2. Boil 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water in a pan.


3. Add the cranberries to the boiling mixture. If desired, stir in 2 teaspoons grated orange peel.


4. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries begin to pop. Cover and refrigerate about 3 hours or until chilled.