Cranberry Sauce Recipe (Using Craisins)

by Alyona's Cooking
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Want a jelly-like cranberry sauce recipe with NO CORNSTARCH, NO PRESSURE COOKER or ANY kind of thickener? Here’s the natural way to make some Restaurant style cranberry sauce that can be made in as quick as 5 MINUTES! I just love this recipe!

I’ve made this cranberry sauce recipe numerous times by now and absolutely love this recipe for jellied cranberry sauce. It can be made any time of year because it calls for Craisins, (dried cranberries.) This cooking method will naturally thicken your dried berries with no pressure cooker or thickeners! All you need is less than 10 minutes of your time to achieve this amazing jellied-like cranberry sauce. If you’ve ever had Ninety-Nine’s cranberry sauce (from their country fried chicken dish) then you have yet to try this replica. A total must make cranberry sauce recipe even if you’re not familiar with theirs — still a fabulous recipe to try and it’s HOMEMADE!

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INGREDIENTS for Cranberry Sauce Recipe:
  • 1 cup Craisins (dried cranberries)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups water

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1.) In a small saucepan bring the dried cranberries, sugar, lemon juice and water to a rapid boil. Cover and boil over high heat for 3 minutes.

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2.) Remove from heat and quickly pulse a few times using a hand blender.

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3.) Place back on the heat, covered for an additional minute or two.

4.) Transfer to a dish and cool. Keep refrigerated.

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3.86 from 27 votes

Cranberry Sauce Recipe (Using Craisins)

Servings: 1 1/4 cups
Author: Alyona's Cooking
Want a jelly-like cranberry sauce recipe with NO CORNSTARCH, NO PRESSURE COOKER or ANY kind of thickener? Here's the natural way to make some Restaurant style cranberry sauce that can be made in as quick as 5 MINUTES! I just love this recipe!
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Craisins dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan bring the dried cranberries, sugar, lemon juice and water to a rapid boil. Cover and boil over high heat for 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and quickly pulse a few times using a hand blender.
  • Place back on the heat, covered for an additional minute or two.
  • Transfer to a dish and cool. Keep refrigerated.
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15 comments

José Ricardo January 4, 2020 - 3:52 pm

5 stars
Amazingly easy and tasteful. I needed it for the gravy and it simply knocked everyone out. Thanks for the incredible solution!

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Alyona's Cooking January 4, 2020 - 6:53 pm

Awesome to hear, Jose! I love this sauce!

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Tina December 26, 2019 - 4:41 am

5 stars
Actually this recipe is perfect, will never buy canned berries again.

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Alyona's Cooking December 26, 2019 - 7:37 am

Thank you, Tina! We love this cranberry sauce so much my daughter even insisted on making it by herself so we can have it for dinner one time:)

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Jacqueline Belcher November 29, 2019 - 4:40 am

I soaked the dried cranberries in brandy overnight and used a liquid blender on pulse. Also added a cinnamon stick when boiling and a little bit of mixed spice. This has made a very potent and Christmassy version. Thanks for the recipe!

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Alyona's Cooking November 29, 2019 - 2:16 pm

Thanks for the feedback, Jacqueline!

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Alexis September 21, 2019 - 1:11 pm

I added the zest of one orange, one medium apple (skin removed and finely chopped), and 1/2 C of Merlot to replace some of the water. I did not use the lemon juice. Turned out great! Next time, I might use some orange juice.

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Rachel Halliwell July 28, 2019 - 2:16 am

Just made this to have with roast pork – yum yum yum

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Alyona's Cooking July 30, 2019 - 11:58 am

Thank you Rachel, I agree this cranberry sauce is delicious!

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Lyn May 11, 2019 - 12:38 am

5 stars
I made this recipe tonight, and it turned out beautifully! My husband l o v e s it, too! I’m baking turkey thighs and stuffing, and he wanted the canned cranberry sauce. We had none,so I went in search of recipes and found this one. Thank you so very much for saving our Saturday dinner!

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Alyona's Cooking May 11, 2019 - 8:21 am

Turkey and stuffing sounds good with cranberry sauce! Good to hear it turned out. I love this cranberry sauce! Have even tried freezing left overs and that works wonderfully too! Thanks for taking the time to leave a feedback, Lyn!

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Sharon September 18, 2018 - 8:35 pm

This recipe sounds simple and straightforward. I was just wondering if it’s necessary to blend the mixture? I don’t have an immersion blender and wasn’t sure if blending is necessary for this to thicken? Thanks!

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Alyona's Cooking September 19, 2018 - 8:53 am

Thank you Sharon, I do think blending the craisins helps get that jelly consistency. If you have a stand blender, try blending half of the mixture in there then bring it back to the pot to simmer slightly… Let me know if you ever get to try. I just made this cranberry sauce recently to country fried chicken, mashed potatoes and sweet corn (so yummy) its my favorite recipe for cranberry sauce!

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Lindsay August 18, 2019 - 4:02 pm

5 stars
I also only had a stand blender and I ended up pouring the whole mixture in and it worked well. Without blending, the cranberries we’re struggling to burst open on their own. The result was a great consistency.

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Alyona's Cooking August 19, 2019 - 3:14 am

Nice to know that it even turned out for you in a stand blender, Lindsay! I do agree about blending the cranberry sauce as it seems to thicken after it’s blended some. I also need to make me some cranberry sauce soon:) What do you like to serve it with?

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