Homemade Cranberry Sauce

  • Author: Our Best Bites


Take this turkey staple to a new level – perfect on sandwiches all year long, too!



  • 1 bag cranberries
  • 1 c. white sugar
  • 1 c. orange juice
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 stick cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 very small pinch ground cloves (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash cranberries and place in 9×13 baking dish. Add water, cloves, cinnamon stick, and orange juice and sprinkle with sugar. Bake 1 hour. Remove from oven, remove cinnamon stick, and allow to cool. If you like it with a little texture, mash berries; if you prefer it smooth, process in blender or food processor until desired consistency is reached. Serve with turkey, Swedish meatballs, on pulled turkey, pork, or chicken sandwiches, or on top of ice cream or cobbler.


  • A cinnamon stick and a tiny pinch of ground cloves are optional, but strongly encouraged.