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Cranberry Sauce from Dried Cranberries

Cranberry sauce is easy to make from Craisins!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Sula


  • cups dried cranberries sweetened
  • ¾ cup cranberry juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Zest of one orange
  • Juice from one orange
  • Dash of salt

To thicken:

  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water


  • Add cranberries, orange juice and zest, cranberry juice, sugar and a dash of salt to a medium saucepan. Heat to boiling.
  • Reduce heat to simmer and cook until the cranberries plump up, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Make a slurry with the cornstarch and water. Slowly drizzle into the sauce mixture while stirring. Stir for at least one minute, until the sauce thickens. Sauce will thicken more as it cools.



Recipe makes about 2 cups sauce total.


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.