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How To Make Cranberry Sauce For One

Easy to make Cranberry Sauce recipe for one. This simple, classic Thanksgiving side dish is made with only 4 ingredients! It's fresh tasting and absolutely delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cool5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberries, Thanksgiving
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional)


  • Place the cranberries, sugar, orange juice, water, and a cinnamon stick, if using in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and continue cooking until the cranberries are tender and pop open, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and cool before serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 30.3mg | Iron: 0.3mg