2-Ingredient Homemade Cranberry Sauce

It isn’t a proper Thanksgiving meal without some cranberry sauce! Forget the can opener and make your own 2- ingredient homemade cranberry sauce! No refined sugar added – yes please!

2 simple ingredients, 1 delicious cranberry sauce

Huge fan of Thanksgiving but want a healthier menu this year?! Canned or jarred cranberry sauce is filled with TONS of sugar. Since it’s canned the cranberries lose their nutrients.

Make this 2-ingredient homemade cranberry sauce for an amazing alternative. It’s BEYOND delish!

2-Ingredient Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Simply add the cranberries, water and maple syrup into a pot, bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes until the cranberries have burst and you’re left with yummy, tart, sweet, cranberry sauce!


2-Ingredient Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Need something simple and easy to bring your family’s Thanksgiving dinner?! This is absolutely perfect.

Also, this 2-ingredient homemade cranberry sauce is delicious doubled as a jam. Make a Thanksgiving edition pb + J sandwich with cranberry sauce instead of jelly. The best part is that this freezes really well and it can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. 

2-Ingredient Homemade Cranberry Sauce

You can also use frozen cranberries if you can’t find fresh. I found fresh cranberries at Trader Joe’s! They are readily available this time of year so make sure to snatch some up to make this amazing cranberry sauce. 

2-Ingredient Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Share the Love

Share this recipe on Facebook, post a picture of your creation on Instagram, pin to Pinterest or share with co-workers on LinkedIn. Comment, rate and provide feedback on this recipe if you make it – it means so much to me.

Do you have recipe suggestions for CodeGreen? Don’t hesitate to let me know!

Hey! Do you want more healthy vegan recipes?! Follow me on Instagram @CodeGreenWellness!

2-Ingredient Homemade Cranberry Sauce

2-Ingredient Homemade Cranberry Sauce

The best homemade cranberry sauce made without refined sugar, vegan, 100% plant-based and oil-free. Only takes 20 minutes to make! 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Thanksgiving, Vegan Thanksgiving
Keyword Cranberry Sauce, easy cranberry sauce, simple cranberry sauce, vegan cranberry sauce, vegan thanksgiving, WFPB cranberry sauce
Cook Time 20 minutes


  • 2 bags fresh cranberries about 24 oz
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups water


  • Add cranberries, water and maple syrup to a pot and bring to a boil, once boiling cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through. 
  • Remove from heat and let cool. Store in container in fridge. It will thicken more as it cools! 
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • I used 3/4 cup maple syrup for a perfectly tart to sweet ratio. If you like a sweeter cranberry sauce you can do 1 cup maple syrup. 
  • Store in container in fridge for up to a week. 
  • You can freeze this as well 

In good health,



2 replies
  1. Kathleen M Hammond says:

    Perfect recipe…my entire family enjoyed it, even my husband who doesn’t like cranberries! I took your advice and added a bit more maple syrup. Making a second batch now as the first one was gone in three days 🙂5 stars


Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *