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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Sweet sauce for your turkey
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Courtesy of McCormick

Cranberry sauce is a classic side dish you must have on your dinner table during the holidays. This recipe is simple and easy enough to make in a few minutes.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick


  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 Teaspoon McCormick Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon grated orange peel, (optional)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon McCormick All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract


Mix sugar and water in a 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 begin to thicken, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat.

Stir in vanilla.

Cool to room temperature.


Refrigerate until ready to serve.