3 Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

Throw away those cans of processed cranberry jelly and make your own simple, delicious, cranberry sauce this year for Thanksgiving. This sauce has only three ingredients so anyone can make it! This is the perfect recipe for a beginner cook who has to bring a side dish to a family gathering or for the host or hostess with the most-ess who wants to provide more scratch dishes at their Thanksgiving table! Your family and friends will be impressed with your amazing cranberry sauce and only you will know how easy it is to make.


  • A 12 Ounce Package of Cranberries
  • 1 Cup of Orange Juice
  • 1 Cup of Sugar


  1. Wash the berries and set aside
  2. Add the orange juice and sugar together in a medium pot
  3. Cook for 2 minutes over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved then add the cranberries
  4. Place a cover on the pot but keep an eye that it does not boil over
  5. Cranberries will start to pop
  6. Stir occasionally over the next 10 minutes
  7. Remove the pot from the stove uncover and let it sit for 1 hour or until cool
  8. Ladle the sauce into a container and place in the refrigerator


Watch How To Make It