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simple cranberry sauce with farmhouse cream
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5 from 2 votes

"Wild" Cranberry Sauce

This simple cranberry sauce recipe inspired a project. A project whose goal is to document, preserve and celebrate family recipes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 148kcal


  • 2 pound fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar, for tart sauce add more if you have a sweet tooth
  • heavy cream for serving


  • In a large sauce pan or Dutch oven add cranberries and sugar. Heat over medium heat until berries start to pop and release their juices.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes. You will want to stir this occasionally to make sure that the bottom doesn't scorch.
  • Remove from heat and mash through a potato ricer or, if you are lucky enough to have your grandmother's Wear-Ever sieve, use it.
  • Serve with heavy cream drizzled over the top. If you can find farm fresh cream, that is the best.


Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 15.1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.3mg