Just in time for Thanksgiving, I’m going to teach you how to make the easiest cranberry sauce you’ve ever had. You can make this a day or two before, or you can even can it and save it for years.
This makes a great hostess gift for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and you can pretend you went to a ton of effort to make it.
- 2 parts cranberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 part water
- 1 part brown sugar
And that’s it.
Step 1: Boil the ingredients
Unless you’re having a massive dinner with 10+ people, 2 cups of cranberries is plenty. Mix everything in a pot, and put in on the boil. Reduce to simmer and wait for the cranberries to pop.
Step 2: Reduce to a sauce
Let the mixture simmer on low, stirring occasionally, until it reduces to a sauce. Take off the heat.
If you want to can it, you can ladle it into sterilized jars with sterilized lids, and it will keep for a year or two. Keep in mind this is a sauce, not a jelly, and will be chunky. But it’s absolutely delicious, and a huge hit at every turkey occasion!