Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce is very easy to make and is so delicious! Cranberries, sugar and water is all that is needed to make homemade whole berry cranberry sauce. Never thought to can whole berry cranberry sauce before? Most people haven’t. Most of us, me included, pick up our whole berry cranberry sauce when we’re at the grocery store buying our turkey and other Thanksgiving dinner ingredients.

Give as Gift

This holiday season if you have a few extra minutes, whip up a batch of whole berry cranberry sauce to give as gifts. Add a red and white checked ribbon and a sprig of holly and you’ll make several people very happy this holiday season. You can add orange zest to the cranberry mixture if you like that classic cranberry orange flavor.


Not the Same Without

The Holidays just aren’t the same without some kind of cranberry dish on the table. Whether it’s in the form of a sauce, bread, salad or pie cranberries are a holiday staple. Cranberries are a lot more versatile than you might think and can be added to many recipes. Cranberries have come along way since the time when they were only being served as a relish or sauce. This holiday season pick up an extra bag or two of cranberries and through them in your freezer. Then you can make a cranberry recipe whenever the urge strikes. To learn more about Wisconsin cranberries, go to: Wisconsin Cranberry Growers


Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

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  • 8 cups  fresh cranberries
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • zest from one orange


  • canner, jars, lids and rings


  • Wash cranberries; drain.
  • Combine sugar and water in a large saucepan.
  • Boil 5 minutes. Add cranberries.
  • Continue boiling, without stirring, until skins burst.
  • Stir in orange zest.
  • Ladle hot cranberry sauce into hot jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace.
  • Adjust two-piece caps. Process 15 minutes in a boiling-water canner.
  • Remove jars from canner using tongs. Set jars aside, undisturbed for 24 hours.
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