My Foreva Cranberry Sauce

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Eva Amurri shares her cranberry sauce recipe

Thanksgiving Dinner is something I look forward to every single year—and my favorite thing on the table is always stuffing…followed closely by my homemade Cranberry Sauce!

I’ve been making this for over fifteen years, for everything from Friendsgivings to Family Thanksgivings…and even gatherings at old boyfriends’ parents’ homes!

This sauce has made the rounds. LOL.

It’s so easy and delicious, and you can really taste the difference between homemade and store-bought. It’s a little sweet and a little tart. You can always subtract 1/4 cup of the sugar if you’re looking to make it taste a little less sweet—but I love the recipe as is!

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I made my most recent batch with Monkfruit sweetener to cut back on sugar and calories, and it turned out amazing, so that’s an option as well. (In case you missed it, I LOVE In the Raw Monkfruit sweetener for guilt-free dessert baking!)

If you do that, you’ll still use 1 cup since Monfruit sweetener is used at a ratio of 1:1 for regular sugar.

I make my cranberry sauce the day before, but it can be made up to 4 days before and stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

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Eva Amurri shares her cranberry sauce recipe

My Foreva Cranberry Sauce

I've been making this for over fifteen years, for everything from Friendsgivings to Family Thanksgivings...and even gatherings at old boyfriends' parents' homes! This sauce has made the rounds. LOL.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 179 kcal


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  • Combine the sugar, water, orange juice, and cranberries in a medium sized pot.
  • Bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring regularly. 
  • Add the orange zest in the last 2-3 minutes of cooking and mix well. Enjoy! 


Nutrition Facts
My Foreva Cranberry Sauce
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 179 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 138mg4%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Vitamin C 31mg38%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Cranberry Sauce, Low Sugar, Thanksgiving
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Photographs by Julia Dags | Happily Eva After, Inc. © 2020 All Rights Reserved

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  1. Erin says:

    Have you tried this with frozen cranberries or do you recommend fresh?

    11.24.20 Reply
    • You can definitely use frozen! I recommend fresh but it does the job either way. If I recall you may need to simmer an additional 5ish minutes if you use frozen so it’s not too watery

      11.24.20 Reply
  2. Esme says:

    Thank you Eva! Im usually not a big fan of cranberry sauce but this looks delicious! Im making it to bring to my parents house tomorrow. 🙂

    11.25.20 Reply
  3. Brigit Rotondi says:

    it looks like a great recipe Eva. I really like your dress

    11.22.23 Reply