Cranberry Sauce Recipes

Allrecipes has the best recipes for holiday cranberry sauce, complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Cranberry Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 2935
This homemade cranberry sauce is the perfect side for Thanksgiving.
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Cranberry Sauce I

Rating: 4.5 stars 1150
The tart flavor of cranberries makes a nice complement to any Holiday feast. This is a classic!
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Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 47
Fresh cranberries make a tasty, tart sauce to serve at your holiday dinner!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 81
Perfect homemade cranberry sauce for the Holidays! Tastes and smells wonderful!

Cranberry Sauce with Orange Juice, Honey, and Pears

Rating: 5 stars 16
Cranberry sauce is sweetened with honey and pears for a wonderful variation on traditional cranberry sauce that goes well with turkey.

Instant Pot® Port Cranberry Sauce

Looking to spice up your cranberry sauce this holiday? Add port to your Instant Pot® cranberry sauce for a sweet fabulous flavor.

Cranberry Sauce with Orange Juice

Rating: 5 stars 10
The warmth of the ginger and cloves and the brightness of the orange zest come together to make this a family favorite! You can use frozen cranberries if you can't find fresh--just simmer a few minutes longer. Make this ahead of time, and save yourself some stress on the big day!

Maple Syrup Cranberry Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
Wonderful cranberry sauce!

Cranberry Sauce with Honey and Pears

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
This spicy cranberry sauce uses honey and pears to sweeten it instead of sugar. I try to prepare this at least a few hours ahead of time to allow all the flavors to blend, but if you don't have time to wait, it's still delicious. A beautiful sweet/tart addition to any feast.

Cranberry Sauce Extraordinaire

Rating: 5 stars 736
This has been a 'trade secret' for years, but it's so good I decided to share it! It's everyone's favorite, and can even be poured over a block of cream cheese and served with crackers for a fun holiday appetizer.
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Holiday Cranberry Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 367
This recipe was given to me by a friend of mine. It has been a family favorite for over ten years. I make it for Thanksgiving as well as Christmas dinner.

Blue Cranberry Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 360
This is my recipe for a very tasty and unique cranberry sauce. It was this recipe that converted my 'we only want the jellied sauce in can' family into homemade cranberry sauce lovers. This sauce is best if made a day ahead and can be served either warm or cold. (I prefer warm, but my family is partial to cold).
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Inspiration and Ideas

10 Quick and Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauces
Making homemade cranberry sauce is easier than finding your keys. So let's do this quick, easy, pretty, portable, make-ahead thing!
Patti's Triple Cranberry Sauce
Rating: Unrated 27
"Followed the recipe exactly…it was a huge hit!" – Jerry
Pear Honey Cranberry Sauce
Rating: 4.5 stars 149

Refreshingly sweet, tart and tangy - this recipe is incredibly easy and it's a great change of pace from the usual boring cranberry sauce. The flavor of the cranberries mingles wonderfully with the pear, honey and lemon. It freezes well too!