homemade cranberry sauce recipe

Homemade Cranberry Sauce – Canning Recipe

At the holidays our family loves cranberry sauce. I, however, have never been a fan of the congealed mess from a can. We also have family members who are red dye sensitive – and while it may be fun to see them get a bit hyper now and then, I’d rather not expose them to that. The best part of this recipe – it’s only 3 ingredients. it’s so easy to make and put together I did it in a matter of a few minutes and was quickly canning it. It makes 6 pints and doesn’t have any added chemicals, or colors to worry about!


  • 8 cups cranberries
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 4 cups water


  1. Wash and drain your berries. Some stores may not have them this time of year, so you can use flash frozen ones!
  2. In a large stockpot combine your sugar and water. Bring to a boil and let it boil for 5 minutes.
  3. Add your cranberries. Return to a boil and do not stir. Allow to boil until the skins of the berries burst (10-15 minutes).
  4. Put into hot jars with 1/4 inch headspace. Process for 10 minutes.
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