Homemade Cranberry Sauce – SUPER EASY!


Like I said earlier this was the first time I cooked Thanksgiving dinner so I wanted to make everything from scratch. Everything down to the cranberry sauce 🙂 This recipe was so darn easy that I don’t think I will ever go out and by a can of cranberry sauce. This sauce has lemon zest making it pleasantly sweet and tart. Try this and you’ll never go back to the can 🙂 Original recipe found at Martha Stewart.

Makes  2 cups of sauce (We had 7 adults at dinner and still have a lot left over. I wouldn’t make a second batch unless you are hosting a 20+ person dinner.)


– 1-12oz bag of cranberries, rinsed

– 3/4 cup of sugar

– 1 tsp grated lemon zest

– 1 cup of water


1.) In a medium saucepan combine cranberries, sugar, lemon zest, and water.

2.) Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer and cook until cranberries are soft (about 10 minutes)

3.) Transfer to a bowl and let cool to room temperature

4.) Serve

*Original recipe belongs to Martha Stewart

** Photo is original taken by me


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