Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Absolutely delicious Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe. The classic homemade fresh cranberry sauce with lemon zest and orange juice is so easy and quick to make.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry sauce
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 198kcal
Author Valentina's Corner


  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tspĀ  lemon zest


  • In a medium saucepan, over med/high heat combine all of the ingredients for the sauce.
  • Stirring frequently so sugar dissolves, cook until the cranberries begin to pop. 
  • Turn heat to med/low and cook an additional 15 minute or until the sauce thickens.
  • Enjoy the cranberry sauce warm or keep refrigerated. 


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 28.4mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg