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Perfect Cranberry Sauce Recipe

What happens when you make a perfect recipe by mistake? Do you dance? Do you hoot and holler? Do you do both like I do? I was cleaning out my fridge when I realized I still had a can of jellied cranberry sauce left over from Christmas, 1/2 cup of whole fresh cranberries and about 1/4 cup of jar cherries. I was going back and forth on throwing them away to make room for some fresh veggies I’d bought, versus making something with them. I’m a waste not kind of person so I did the later. And I’m so glad I did. I added a little of this and that to it and without trying, I created the perfect cranberry sauce recipe. That doesn’t always happen for me. I usually have to try something every which way but loose before I create a recipe that’s a keeper. My perfect cranberry sauce recipe is definitely a keeper. I’m posting it here so I can go back and recreate it every time the mood hits.

This is going to be a short post because it’s one of the easiest but tastiest recipes I’ve ever made. I’m posting solely so I can make it again. And again, and again. I served it on a pork loin but I bet it would taste amazing on turkey or chicken as well. Shoot, I could eat it right out of the pan. It makes a lot so I froze half of it. I’m not sure how well it will freeze but if I have any issues with it, I’ll update this post.

Perfect Cranberry Sauce Recipe
1 can jellied cranberry sauce
1/2 cup of whole fresh cranberries
1/4 cup of cherries (in a jar although fresh cherries would be delicious too)
1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar

I added all of the ingredients in a saucepan. I turned it on low and let it cook as long as it took to make my pork loin.

Perfect Cranberry Sauce Recipe

That’s it. Told you it was easy.

Perfect Cranberry Sauce Recipe

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  1. Vivian

    February 1, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    I think I will eat it just the way it is. Food not needed. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

  2. Lynndee

    February 1, 2017 at 8:46 am

    After I tasted my SIL’s cranberry sauce, I’ve been wanting to make one myself, but never got around to doing it. Thanks for the reminder and for the recipe. :)

  3. E H

    February 1, 2017 at 3:35 am

    This recipe looks so simple! I will have to save it for my next cranberry sauce making day! I have never added cherries to my sauce, I will have to try it!

  4. wendy

    January 31, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    I love cranberry sauce, period! I would like to try your recipe! It looks amazing!

  5. Jay Simms

    January 31, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Yumm!! I love a good cranberry sauce, especially over turkey and dressing. I am going to have to try this soon!

  6. Kendall Rayburn

    January 31, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Yum! This looks so delicious – perfect for Thanksgiving or any other time of the year! Thanks for sharing!

  7. uprunforlife

    January 31, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I haven’t really been a fan of cranberry sauce especially the canned junk. I might have to try making my own. I am sure it tastes so much better.

  8. Kathy

    January 31, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This looks like a great recipe. My husbands grandmother loves cranberry sauce. She’s coming to visit soon too, so I should make this for her!

  9. Dee

    January 31, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    I am loving some cranberry sauce with dressing. I never had it on chicken before, but I guess it should taste just as good as it being with turkey.

  10. Lisa Rios

    January 31, 2017 at 9:19 am

    I love anything that involves Cranberry, but have never prepared a sauce or something like this of it. The sauce looks absolutely delicious & mouth watering and I am going to make it this weekend!

  11. Dogvills

    January 31, 2017 at 2:56 am

    This sounds yummy! I haven’t tried making a cranberry sauce on my own. It’s always straight from the jar. I’m bookmarking your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  12. ricci

    January 31, 2017 at 1:35 am

    Confession- I am not a fan of homemade cranberry sauce. No matter how yummy it looks or smells I would rather have the jellied stuff that comes straight out of the can!! HA!!

  13. Elizabeth O.

    January 30, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    This cranberry sauce sounds and looks so good! I love how easy it is to put together. I’m definitely keeping the recipe.

  14. Karissa @WithOurBest (@withourbest)

    January 30, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    I have never made my own cranberry sauce. I think I would prefer to though so I could control the sugar content!

  15. Jennifer Van Huss

    January 30, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    I love making my own cranberry sauce! It was so delicious and so easy. I love that you can use it for so many different recipes.

  16. Pinkoddy

    January 30, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Wow I cannot believe it was that easy! I have never made any – just bought it in a jar. I certainly wont do that again – thank you.

  17. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    January 30, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this! I’ve always wanted to try making my own cranberry sauce. I believe this Easter will be the first time I do it!

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