Jellied Cranberry Sauce Recipe

This easy recipe for cranberry sauce has only three simple ingredients.

Winter 2015

  • Jellied Cranberry Sauce
    This simple cranberry sauce is made with only three ingredients.
    Photo by Brent Hofacker
  • Jellied Cranberry Sauce

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Go beyond the usual canned cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving with this recipe using fresh ingredients.


• 4 cups cranberries
• 1 cup water
• 2 cups sugar


1. Put cranberries through a food chopper, chopping as coarsely or finely as desired.

2. Transfer cranberries to a saucepan, and add water. Bring to a boil. Cook for 6 minutes, starting the timer as soon as they begin to boil. Stir in sugar, and boil for 3 more minutes.

3. Turn mixture into a serving bowl. Refrigerate until set and chilled.

Don't over complicate the dishes at your Thanksgiving holiday this year. Use this and other recipes featured in our Thanksgiving Dinner Menu to simplify your main dish and sides.