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Cranberry Sauce

  • Author: Iosune
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Total: 20 mins
  • 8 1x
  • How to, Vegan Thanksgiving
  • American
  • Vegan

Servings 8 1x

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Cranberry sauce, tart, sweet, and perfect to enjoy with Thanksgiving dishes like vegan turkey. It’s ready in just 20 minutes with only 5 ingredients!


  • 12 oz fresh or frozen cranberries (340 g)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (125 ml)
  • 1/2 cup water (125 ml)
  • 1 cup sugar (180 g), I used brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional)


  1. Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a boil
  2. Then cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Let it cool completely at room temperature, then transfer to a bowl to chill in the refrigerator. Keep in mind that the cranberry sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.
  4. Serve with vegan Thanksgiving recipes like vegan turkey or vegan stuffing, among others.
  5. Keep the leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 2 months. I suggest you freeze it in individual portions. To defrost, transfer it into the fridge until thaw.


  • I prefer to use fresh cranberries, but the frozen ones are also a good option.
  • You could only use water (1 cup or 250 ml) or only juice (1 cup or 250 ml), but I prefer to use half and half.
  • Feel free to add other ingredients like pecans, nutmeg, raisins, finely chopped rosemary, etc.
  • The sauce will thicken upon cooling.
  • Nutritional info has been calculated without the cinnamon stick.


  • Serving Size: 1/8 of the recipe
  • Calories: 115
  • Sugar: 25.4 g
  • Sodium: 1 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 28.1 g
  • Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g