Print
cranberry sauce

Make Ahead 10-Minute Cranberry Sauce

  • Author: Rachel Tiemeyer
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups (6 servings) 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top or Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This cranberry sauce is made with all real food ingredients, comes together in just 10 minutes, and can be frozen ahead of time. So delicious!


Ingredients

  • 12-ounce bag of fresh cranberries, rinsed and sorted
  • 1⁄2 cup honey
  • Zest of 1 medium orange (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg

Instructions

Make It Now

Stovetop Method: In a medium saucepan, combine the cranberries, honey, 1/2 cup water, orange zest and juice, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries have popped and the mixture has thickened, about 5 to 10 minutes.

Instant Pot Method: Turn on the Sauté function. Combine the cranberries, honey, 1⁄2 cup water, orange zest and juice, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries have popped and the mixture has thickened, about 5 to 10 minutes.

Freeze For Later

Let sauce cool completely. Seal and freeze in a freezer bag or freezer container with lid. Seal and freeze.

Prepare From Frozen

Thaw. Warm gently over low heat on the stove, in a crock pot, or in the microwave.