Homemade Spiced Cranberry Sauce
Easy homemade spiced cranberry sauce
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 30 min
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 8 ounces
12 oz fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
two cinnamon sticks or 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
one vanilla bean or 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Add all ingredients to a small sauce pan and turn heat on to medium high. Stir well to combine ingredients and simmer on medium/medium high until sugar is dissolved and cranberries begin to burst (about 10 minutes).
- Turn down to medium low and simmer gently, stirring frequently until mixture begins to thicken up like jam (about another 20 minutes).
- Remove cinnamon sticks and vanilla bean if using and discard in compost. Let cranberry sauce cool completely before serving.
* If canning, pour hot cranberry sauce into hot, sterilized pint size jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace and process in a hot water bath for 15 minutes. Remove lid from canner and let stand for 5 minutes before removing jars. Let cool completely before storing.