Thankful day 7 Share Homemade Cranberry sauce recipe by HelpfulHannah

Real Estate Agent with HomeStarr Realty RS143922A

Debe Maxwell, CRS asked what am I thankful for this year.Well, after thinking and shopping for Thanksgiving dinner, I thought about one of my favorite side dishes that I would like to share as I usually do every year.  That is a simple one homemade Cranberry Sauce .

I was thankful I thought as I was looking for apple cider I would do a different variation that I thought would be great in case some people were also making a ham. Ok, let's start out with the basics one bag of fresh cranberry's . Take the cranberries and drain and rinse in a colander. Measure one cup of sugar, brown or white sugar can be used, it is a matter of taste. This year I am using white sugar - here is the variation this year-  If you are going to go with the crushed pineapple and cranberry sauce, drain the pineapple and use 1 cup of the juice to cook the  cranberry's in otherwise use one cup of water. Add one cup of sugar and dissolve the liquid and the sugar  by cooking in a saucepan on the stove on a low heat. 

The cranberries are ready to add when the liquid comes to a low boil. The cranberries will start to pop so either use a screen on the top or a lid I usually use a screen . Cook on low heat about 10-15 minutes I also add some vanilla about a tsp, dash orange and lemon zest even some cinnamon my friendEndre Barath, Jr. Recommend  some fabulous liquors. Now we want to add a cup of crushed or chunk pineapple . Cook for another five minutes. It will look a little thin do not panic, it will thicken as it cools  

Let it sit for awhile, then put in a dish or container. This dish should be made a day or two before being served to let the flavors blend. Even if you do not add the pineapple. Homemade cranberry sauce is very healthy and can be used not only as a side dish at Thanksgiving, but is great on breads as a jam  and even ice cream. It also tastes much better than canned .

I am Thankful and grateful to share this recipe every year and I hope you have found it Helpful this Holiday Season

Here is a video I found just like my recipe step by step so easy 


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Comments (21)

Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

OH my gosh, that sounds divine, Hannah! I love cranberry sauce and make the pineapple/cranberry congealed salad each year. Thank you so much for sharing yours!

We had a wonderful dinner at The Ritz Carlton a few years ago and I had the most amazing cranberry/vanilla cranberry puree - with bourbon! It was amazing and I have tried to master the recipe every year. Maybe I will post it this year if I get the ingredients right! 

Nov 22, 2021 09:31 PM
Hannah Williams

Oh yes please share Debe Maxwell, CRS always up for a new recipe 

Nov 22, 2021 10:29 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Hannah:

Thanks for sharing your holiday recipe. Sadly, I am not a fan of pineapple but I bet many will enjoy this. My wife made the cranberry relish today that we typically have. We seem to prefer this over the cooked variety...and forget that canned stuff!

Happy Thankgiving!


Nov 22, 2021 09:44 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Jeff Dowler, CRS You can substitute raspberries  instead of  pineapples . I have never had cranberry relish  - Happy Holidays 


Nov 22, 2021 10:32 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Oh Hannah I was about to post my  Cranberry Sauce recipe, you beat me to it:))  mine is a bit different:)) Endre

Nov 22, 2021 10:57 PM
Hannah Williams

That is okay Endre Barath, Jr.  I didn't make mine yet  i could change  it  but I doubt it . I have all the ingredients  out   - but  mine was  your original and you doctored it from there  so proud 😍

Thinking of bourbon  or rum  what do you think?

Nov 22, 2021 11:10 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Ha ha Hannah I made mine yesterday:)) so with that said no doctoring or plagerizing:) So with that said I just might post mine too:))Endre

Nov 22, 2021 11:13 PM
Hannah Williams

Oh dear Endre Barath, Jr. I would never think you would plagerize  I think to highly of you :) 

Nov 23, 2021 10:42 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

There is nothing like a pure homemade recipe; I do miss the can marks though Hannah 🙂

Nov 22, 2021 11:20 PM
Kat Palmiotti

haha, the can marks, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS -that's funny - you could probably add them! haha

Nov 23, 2021 05:58 AM
Hannah Williams

Oh Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  you are funny 

Kat Palmiotti  you have to love his humor don't you 

Nov 23, 2021 10:44 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have never been big on cranberry sauce but I guess I haven't really given it a chance either.  I would certainly try your cranberry sauce.

Nov 23, 2021 04:53 AM
Hannah Williams

Brian England  You would never believe  the difference  between the two 

Nov 23, 2021 10:46 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

Always been a fan of cranberry sauce.   Well its Tuesday, so you know what that means.  Happy Taco Tuesday, and thanks again for your post.  Have a productive day. bill 

Nov 23, 2021 05:00 AM
Hannah Williams

Oh Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog  you are adoRable 

Nov 23, 2021 10:47 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for the recipe! I bought cranberries and wasn't sure what I was going to do with them. This is a possibility.

Nov 23, 2021 05:58 AM
Hannah Williams

There should be a recipe on the back of the package Kat Palmiotti  just the sugar and water with the cranberries is amazing 

Nov 23, 2021 10:48 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hannah, I am probably one of few that doesn't eat cranberry sauce, I like butter on the rolls.   Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  

Nov 23, 2021 06:42 AM
Hannah Williams

Whatever floats your boat Joan Cox makes a Happy thanksgiving 

Nov 23, 2021 10:49 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Hannah Williams - I also make my own cranberry sauce.  I use orange rinds to give it a bite with the sweetness of monk fruit.  I enjoyed seeing your recipe.  Now that I have seen your recipe and Endre Barath, Jr. s' recipe, I am getting some ideas! Thank you.

Nov 23, 2021 07:47 AM
Hannah Williams

I have not seen Endre Barath, Jr. yet must look as I have not made mine yet Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  lthankful  when today is done will explain later - Happy Holidays 

Nov 23, 2021 10:51 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I think you have changed the recipe since I last read it, with fresh raspberries...I tried that and it was delicious.  We eat turkey quite often during the year, so I always have homemade cranberry sauce on hand!  This year, we are not having turkey!  A

Nov 23, 2021 07:52 AM
Hannah Williams

Yes Ron and Alexandra Seigel  I have one year I could not find rasperries and I tried pineapples and it was delicious so I am doing it again - Happy Thanksgiving 

Nov 23, 2021 10:54 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Hannah I just finished reading Endre Barath, Jr. blog, and you guys go all out on the cranberry sauce.  I am going to share both blogs with my wife, and maybe she will give homemade cranberry sauce a shot this year.

Nov 23, 2021 08:00 AM
Hannah Williams

Oh I must read Endre Barath, Jr. he is such a wiz . I do love crandberry sauce it is so easy and so delicious and healthy 

Nov 23, 2021 10:55 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Thanks, Hannah, for sharing the recipe. No one in my family likes cranberry sauce (except for me), so unlikely I'll go to the trouble of making it for myself... but I'm saving your receipt anyway... because you never know when the spirit might move me to do it!

Nov 23, 2021 09:06 AM
Hannah Williams

No one likes it but me Nina Hollander, Broker and at my age I have decided Ito stop trying to please others and to be happy . If this pleases others wonderful 

Nov 23, 2021 10:57 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Pass the cranberry sauce please - I'd like to enjoy some with my stuffing Miss Hannah Williams 

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Nov 23, 2021 04:06 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hannah how about Brand or Cognac? anything in the liquor cabinet??? Endre

Nov 23, 2021 10:46 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Hannah - there's always room for one more(at least one) cranberry-related recipe.  

Nov 26, 2021 08:48 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Well Endre Barath, Jr. chevis  and stoli   will not waste in cranberries irish whisky cream  no don't think so - think I will leave it alone 

Nov 26, 2021 11:37 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Michael Jacobs Not thrilled with the pineapple as I used the crushed instead of the chunck but have another bag and will make it plain pehaps with raspberries or raisins or just by itself 😋

Nov 26, 2021 11:41 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Hannah-I think that you and Endre should have a cook-off and let us be the judges!!!! LOL   Honestly, I've never in my life made cranberry sauce other than to open a can. 

Nov 27, 2021 05:55 PM
Hannah Williams

H Kathy Streib I love different styles - I think we should have a party with  many varities and all enjoy 😋

Nov 30, 2021 03:02 PM