Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe

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Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe


I am going to let you in on a little secret — my favorite dish for Thanksgiving is the Cranberry Sauce ( well…. that is sorta half true — everything I have will have cranberry sauce on it ( I am not a gravy fan) )

I love to cook so you know I am ALL over Thanksgiving – it is a tradition that I cook Thanksgiving with my mom – I usually tackle some sides, pies, and that VERY important cranberry sauce while she cooks the Turkey and green bean casserole

Though I have made and published over 640 + recipes I have never posted my cranberry sauce ( SAY WHAT?!)

I have discussed making homemade cranberry sauce before to readers and I am surprised how many buy the canned cranberry sauce because they think it would be too hard to make their own.

Well — it is easy and I decided to make a video 🙂

Recipe videos will be more and more frequent here at Budget Savvy Diva – I personally am I visual learner so I personally prefer seeing recipes made rather then reading it  ( I would love to know what you think)

Enjoy the video 🙂 Please comment what other types of recipes would you like me to film

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Of course I have some finished pictures of the yummy cranberry sauce

Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Now how is that not better than the canned version ( that stuff seriously grosses me out)

Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe


Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe



  • 16 oz of Cranberries
  • ½ Cup of Sugar
  • ½ Tsp of Vanilla
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • Juice of 1 Orange
  • ½ tsp of Orange Zest


  1. Place all the ingredients in a large stock pot ( stir) and set to medium heat
  2. Cook uncovered for 13 minutes
  3. Stir
  4. Cook for an additional 3 minutes
  5. Taste if it is not sweet enough add a little more sugar
  6. Take sauce off the heat - take out cinnamon stick
  7. Enjoy!