Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Our Cranberry Sauce, with a touch of cinnamon and vanilla, is a favorite holiday recipe.

Serves: Makes 2 cups or 8 (1/4-cup) servings.
5 mins Prep time 15 mins Cook time
5 mins Prep time
15 mins Cook time
  • Mix sugar and water in medium saucepan. Bring to boil on medium-high heat. Add cranberries, cinnamon and orange peel; return to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10 minutes or until cranberries burst and sauce begins to thicken, stirring occasionally.

  • Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature. Cover.

  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cooking tip

Make Ahead: Cranberry sauce can be prepared up to 1 week ahead. Store in refrigerator. Stir before serving.


Gingered Orange Cranberry Sauce: Prepare as directed, using 1/2 teaspoon each McCormick® Ground Ginger and McCormick® Pure Orange Extract in place of the cinnamon, grated orange peel and vanilla.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 124Calories: 124Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 1mgProtein: 0g
  • Total Fat: 0gFiber: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 31g