Skip the sugar-filled and processed cranberry sauce this holiday season. Start a new tradition and make your own easy homemade cranberry sauce!

easy homemade cranberry sauce pinHoliday memories.

When I think back to my first experiences with cranberry sauce, it’s not too pleasant. Each year, when the holidays rolled around, my family’s table was graced with cans of gellified cranberry goo. Bouncy, tart, and gross (at least to me!).

It wasn’t until last year that I finally got up the gumption to try making cranberry sauce from scratch to see if I might actually like the real thing. And that was really only because I had a whole bunch of cranberries that I needed to use up…

easy homemade cranberry sauce pinEasy homemade cranberry sauce.

It turns out cranberry sauce is SUPER easy to make, and so much more delicious when you make it from scratch! You really only need three ingredients (if you count water) a small saucepan, and that’s it!

Head on over to Intoxicated on Life to get my super duper easy homemade cranberry sauce recipe!


easy homemade cranberry sauce pinWhy cranberries?

If you’re not a cranberry sauce lover, you should be. Cranberries are exceptionally good for you! They’re probably best known for their ability to effectively treat urinary tract infections, but they’re full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants! Cranberries are a great little berry to have on hand any time of year, not just during the holidays.

If you’re looking for more healthy and delicious ways to use cranberries, give these recipes a try!

This festive Cranberry Walnut Cheese Ball combines the standard cream cheese and cheddar with a sweet tang from orange zest and dried cranberries.

easy homemade cranberry sauce pinTry out this gluten-free and egg-free Rustic Cranberry Apple Galette for a vitamin-packed, mineral-rich dessert… or breakfast!

easy homemade cranberry sauce pinThese Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Dried Cranberries are an easy and delicious side your family will love! 

easy homemade cranberry sauce pinThis real food Coconut Cranberry Daiquiri is a wonderful summer drink. It’s bursting with flavor and full of ingredients and nutrients you need to stay hydrated and healthy throughout the hot days. 

easy homemade cranberry sauce pinIf you’re already a cranberry sauce lover, give real food, refined sugar-free Homemade Cider & Elderberry Cranberry Sauce a try! It has quickly become a favorite holiday treat at my house!

easy homemade cranberry sauce pinFull of festive flavors and gluten-free goodness, this Cinnamon Cranberry Coffee Cake is the perfect breakfast or brunch for the holidays! 

easy homemade cranberry sauce pinWhat’s your favorite way to use cranberries?