Easy and Traditional Homemade Cranberry Sauce


  • 12 oz. fresh (or frozen) whole cranberries
  • 1/4 C. Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 C. granulated pure cane sugar
  • 1 Fresh orange (Juice and zest)
  • 1 small apple (skin removed and diced small)
  • 1/4 C fresh orange juice (from orange)
  • 1/4 C. water
  • 1 T. Fresh orange zest
  • 1/4 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2. t. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 t. salt



Place all ingredients in a sauce pot and place on the stove. Cook low to medium heat sirring occasionally for 10 minutes. Using spatula or a fork, smush remaining berries and apple chunks. Cook an additional 5 minutes stirring often until thick, hot and ruby red. Allow to cool and place in a container in the refrigerator until serving.

About the Baker

Meet the Baker: Andrea Maranville is a self taught cook and baker from Sherrill, N.Y. What started as a hobby quickly turned into a passion for baking. In 2018, she got her big break in the baking world after competing on ABC’s “The Great American Baking Show – Holiday Edition.” It was there that she competed in 18 baking challenges and finished in the top three. Now Andrea has taken her passion for baking and turned it into her own business, Silver City Baking Company. Andrea also writes her own food blog Sweet Life of a Baker, where you can follow her story and view more of her recipes.

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