Who needs the canned stuff? Try this easy cranberry sauce

Southern Kitchen
Cranberry Sauce

About the recipe

Many people default to using canned cranberry sauce, but making it from scratch is very easy. Fresh cranberries are usually available in most supermarkets in the fall months; if you can’t find them, you can substitute frozen cranberries, which are available year-round.

Serves: 4 to 6

Hands On Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


1 (12-ounce) bag fresh or frozen cranberries

2/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

Zest and juice of 1 orange

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

Kosher salt


In a medium saucepan, bring the cranberries, sugar, vinegar, orange zest and juice, olive oil and ginger to a simmer over medium heat. Continue to simmer until the cranberries burst and mixture has thickened, 20 to 25 minutes. Season to taste with salt, let cool to room temperature, and chill before serving.