Recipe video above. A classic, easy cranberry sauce recipe for your turkey centrepiece. Store bought tastes nothing like this homemade version! The touch of lemon zest is what makes that little extra difference. Adjust the sweetness to your taste. This to me has a nice balance of sweet / tart, without being overly sweet like jam. Easy to adjust thickness with more water so don't worry if it gets too thick when it cools. Makes almost 3 cups.
Course: Condiments, Sauce
Keyword: Cranberry Sauce
Servings: 10- 12 people
Author: Nagi | RecipeTin Eats
16 oz / 500g bag frozen cranberries(or fresh)
Pinch of salt
Tip the cranberries in a saucepan set over medium low heat. Remove a heaped 1/2 cup of cranberries and set aside.
Add remaining ingredients. Cook for 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
Increase heat to medium high. Cook for 10 minutes or until most of the cranberries have burst and the liquid is syrupy.
Reduce heat to low, stir through reserved cranberries. Adjust sweetness to your taste with more sugar and add a pinch of salt.
Adjust consistency to your taste with hot water. I like mine like runny jam with a touch of syrupy-ness to it, rather than a thick jam.Nutrition is per person, assuming this serves 10. It will go much further if you also have gravy as a sauce option for turkey.
Easy Classic Cranberry Sauce
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.