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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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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!

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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29 comments

    • Julie Locke

    I am quarantining in Southern Mexico, but am unable to get cranberry sauce or fresh cranberries 🙁
    This was a GREAT way to have some familiar side dishes to our Thanksgiving dinner! THANK YOU!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      You are very welcome, Julie! Glad I could be of help!

    • Majella Bendeich

    I have to admit I was a bit wary about using craisins because a) I had never made cranberry sauce and b) didn’t think it’d be possible if not using fresh or frozen ones. I was wrong! It’s turned out beautifully (to be served at Christmas in July tonight at a friend’s place). Thank you so much!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Haha, I’m glad to hear Majella!

    • Em

    This was perfect! It saved me from a “quick run to the supermarket” at a time when every outing has to be considered and maximized. Thanks!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Oh wonderful, Em!

    • Tara

    I’ve made this at least six times since first discovering it. Sometimes I throw in some dried cherries or finely chopped apples, and I always reduce the sugar since our craisins come sweetened. It’s excellent every single time!!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      I am so happy to hear that, Tara! Have never tried adding fruits! Thanks for taking the time to leave a wonderful feedback!

    • Holly

    Easy to make! Tasted great! Came out like jellied cranberry you’d buy in a can, but better!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Holly, so glad to hear!

    • Pam

    Excellent during this pandemic I didn’t want to go to the market for cranberry sauce. My very nearby job lot had the dried cranberries!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      I’m so glad to hear our cranberry sauce came in handy during this time, Pam!

    • mary

    pretty good.we live in 22 ft trailer in the state forest.my immersion blenderis packed in the “kitchen tote” in truck,so i just used a potato masher,it worked.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Interesting, Mary! I’m glad it set with just a potato masher! Are you residing in Washington? It seems hard to put a trailer on most properties now a days…

    • José Ricardo

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

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Awesome to hear, Jose! I love this sauce!

    • Tina

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

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      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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