Make a delicious naturally gluten-free Homemade Cranberry Sauce in minutes right on the stovetop!
We even enjoy it glazed on top of cinnamon rolls too. If you want to add a little something extra to your cranberry sauce, check out this recipe for Spiced Apple Cranberry Sauce, it’s a tasty twist on a classic cranberry sauce.
What do you need for Homemade Cranberry Sauce?
- Fresh Cranberries
- Brown Sugar
- Granulated Sugar
- Ground Cinnamon
- Orange Juice
Tips for Making Homemade Cranberry Sauce:
Trust me, you will enjoy this way better than the canned cranberry sauce, it’s so easy to make in minutes too. If you are making it for holiday dinner, you can make it the day before so that it can chill in the fridge.
Cranberry Sauce does need to chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving. This is why we usually will make this one in advance, it can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week before serving.
If you want it to be a more smooth consistency, you can use a potato masher and gently mash the cranberries similar to mashing potatoes. We prefer it to be a little more chunky, so I typically do not mash them before serving.
The cranberries are going to ‘pop’ while cooking, which means you are doing it RIGHT, so let them pop as they boil and then simmer.
Can you make Homemade Cranberry Sauce as Ninja Foodi Cranberry Sauce?
This cranberry sauce can be made in the Ninja Foodi using the pot of the Ninja Foodi and the saute function, you would continue cooking the same as you would on the stovetop but simply in the Ninja Foodi on saute.
It’s very simple to make in the Ninja Foodi; however, it’s just as easy on the stovetop, it’s not really any shorter time frame or taste in the Ninja Foodi, so it’s up to your personal preference.
Enjoy this wonderful Homemade Cranberry Sauce!
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
- 4 Cups 12oz Fresh Cranberries
- 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar Packed
- 2/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/8 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Cup Fresh Orange Juice
- 1/2 Cup Water
- In a medium saucepan, combine the cranberries, white and brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
- Pour in the orange juice and water, stir to combine.
- Bring mixture to a slight boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes allowing the cranberries to pop.
- Spoon mixture into a serving bowl or airtight container and let it chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.
- Can be stored for up to a week in the fridge.