Easy Cranberry Sauce (Ready in 10 Minutes)

November 14, 2018

Appetizers and Sides

By: Jasmine Briones 

You’ll never eat cranberry sauce out of a can again. This recipe is easy, requires just 5 ingredients and will be ready in 10 minutes!

Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce Easy

I have a confession to make…

I never used to eat cranberry sauce during Thanksgiving growing up. In fact, it was rare for my family to even serve it. Our Thanksgivings did have stuffing, gravy, and turkey every year, but the rest of the table is always filled with Filipino dishes (on my mom’s side) and Ecuadorian dishes (on my dad’s side). The first time we ever made cranberry sauce in the house was when I made it for Thanksgiving photos for this blog lol. So thanks to the blogging world, cranberry sauce is now a “thing” on Thanksgiving.

Easy Cranberry Sauce Ingredients

Cranberry sauce from a can is a weird thing, isn’t it? It comes out perfectly shaped like a can and reminds me of jello. It always reminds me of these jello molds from Brown Rabbit’s Day, did anyone else read that book as a kid?

Anyways, this cranberry sauce is nothing like that so don’t worry. It also only requires 10 minutes of your time and 5 simple ingredients: cranberries, sugar, maple syrup, an orange, and cinnamon.

Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce Easy

Looking for other easy Thanksgiving or Fall dishes? Check out some of our other recipes below:

Make sure you tag us on Instagram @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris and hashtag #sweetsimplevegan if you recreate any of our recipes, we love to see your photos!

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Easy Cranberry Sauce (Ready in 10 Minutes)

  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings


You’ll never eat cranberry sauce out of a can again. This recipe is easy, requires just 5 ingredients and will be ready in 10 minutes!


  • 1 12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice (all the juice from the orange zested)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup*
  • 1/4 cup raw turbinado sugar*
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a medium pot over medium heat and cook down for about 10 minutes, stirring and mashing often, until it reaches a thick jam-like consistency.


  • Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 10-14 days.
  • Any liquid sweetener of your choice will work, it will just change the flavor of the end result slightly.
  • You can use regular cane sugar as well, just be sure it is organic and vegan.
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Sides, Thanksgiving
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free Oil-Free

Keywords: Sides, Thanksgiving, Vegan, Gluten-Free Oil-Free, Cranberry, Sauce, 10 Minutes

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