Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

A super EASY Homemade Cranberry Sauce that comes together in a few minutes with just a few simple ingredients, and the delicious addition of Amaretto for a nutty flavor compliment. 
Course dipping sauce, Holiday Meals, sauce
Cuisine English, English-American
Keyword Holiday Meals, Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Author Melissa


  • 4 c Frozen Cranberries you can use fresh if preferred
  • 1 c Sugar white granulated
  • 1 c Water
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 oz Amaretto almond liquor


  • In a medium saucepan combine sugar and water over medium heat. Allow to boil and add in liquor. Cook for about 2 minutes to "burn" off the alcohol. Add in cranberries and cinnamon and continue to gently simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally to keep from burning.
  • Once cranberries begin to pop (about 5 minutes) you can gently mash and cook for another 3-5 minutes until the liquid dissolves and it begins to take on a jelly consistency.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool before transferring to a sealed container. Refrigerate until ready to use (we make ours 2 days in advance!).