Recipe By MARJK
Published Jun 19th
Prep 5m Cook 15m Additional 8h Ready In 8h 20m
Servings 16 servings Calories 110.5

This recipe was given to me by a friend of mine. It has been a family favorite for over ten years. I make it for Thanksgiving as well as Christmas dinner.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 5 whole allspice berries
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cups white sugar

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place fresh cranberries and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. 2 Wrap cloves, allspice berries and cinnamon sticks in a spice bag. Place in the water with cranberries.
  3. 3 Cook until cranberries begin to burst, about 10 minutes.
  4. 4 Stir in sugar and reduce heat to low. Continue cooking 5 minutes, or until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Discard spice bag. Chill in the refrigerator 8 hours, or overnight, before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 110.5
  • Carbohydrate 28.7 g
  • Fat 0.1 g
  • Fiber 1.5 g
  • Protein 0.1 g
  • Sodium 2.2 mg
  • Sugar 26 g


  1. This MADE our Thanksgiving dinner and I will never go back to canned cranberries again. It was so easy. I wrapped up the spices in a coffee filter and tied with thread since I didn't have a spice bag.
  2. My husband cringed when I told him I wanted to make cranberry sauce for this upcoming Thanksgiving because he has HORRIBLE memories of cranberry sauce past & present! OMG!!! This cranberry sauce is so tasty delicious tangy and easy to make! I rarely follow any cooking recipe to a "tee " so I did improvise - Read more ...
  3. I never made cranberry sauce before and decided that I would make it for the family Thanksgiving dinner this year. It was a HIT. The only thing that I had to change is that when you first start cooking this bring to a boil then reduce to medium heat and wait for the berries to - Read more ...
  4. I love this recipe, the changes I made were to decrease the sugar to 1.5 cups and instead of adding the sugar at the end i cooked it all together to make more of a gelled chutney type. We have tried it with pork chops and found it to be a wonderful addition. Will use - Read more ...
  5. Never really liked cran sauce but wanted to be adventurous this holiday season. We give this 5 stars with our modifications: substituted the water for orange juice halved the sugar eliminated the spice bag itself and just tossed in the cinn sticks and cloves (easy to remove before refrigeration). We also sprinkled in a bit - Read more ...
  6. WOW! This stuff is so good I couldn't stop eating it out of the saucepan and I've never been a fan of cranberry sauce! If you can boil water, you can make this. After reading other reviews, I decreased sugar to about 1 1/2 cups and I grated the zest of one small orange right - Read more ...
  7. Great and easy recipe! I added a little bit of orange and almond extract probably didn't need it but the flavor of this dish is wonderful
  8. This recipe was a little sweet for me. Next time I will not add so much sugar.
  9. My family and I LOVED this. I served it along with the turkey at Christmas dinner and everyone said that they would no longer use the canned variety. It was easy to make; the only change I made was that I substituted orange juice for the water.

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