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Quick and Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

I love cranberries, so I usually stock up when they're available in the fall so I can freeze them to use when they're hard to find. When I found bags for sale in the freezer case the other day -- in spring -- I felt inspired to share this simple cranberry sauce recipe to go along with the Turkey Cranberry Runzas!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Condiments
Author: Suzanne Cowden


  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries about 12 ounces
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • juice from half a lemon


  • Combine all the ingredients in a medium sauce pan and bring to a full boil over medium-high heat. Reduce temperature and simmer until the sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.
  • Let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until ready to use.