Our vegan homemade cranberry sauce is so delicious, only takes 5 ingredients, and can be ready to eat in only 20 minutes!
If you’re really into all things holiday-themed, then you probably have a healthy obsession with the classic cranberry sauce. I think we all do. It’s sweet, tart, and such a delicious companion to all those delicious festive mains and sides. This super easy Plant-Based on a Budget Homemade Cranberry Sauce is amazing and so easy to prepare. We think you’ll love it!
Life is busy, so we completely understand the temptation of just grabbing a store-bought cranberry sauce to go with your holiday feast, but if you give this recipe a try it is very likely you’ll ignore that convenient voice in your head telling you to grab that store-bought jar. This homemade cranberry sauce recipe is so easy, you can have it cooking while dealing with the rest of your preparations and whip it up in 20 minutes or less.
Choosing homemade is sometimes a wise choice since the flavor will be so much better. You can adjust the sweetness to your liking and add any other spices you fancy. You can basically customize it any way you want. A few suggestions:
Do you have any favorite add ons for cranberry sauce? How do you and your family usually have it? Let us know in the comments below!
The beauty of this recipe is that you can use frozen cranberries if you can’t find fresh ones (or if you simply don’t have time to run to the store). Buy a few bags and always keep them in your freezer ready to be used. When the holiday season begins you’ll be likely to make it more than once.
Keep scrolling to the recipe card for the complete list of ingredients and recipe instructions!
Homemade cranberry sauce is the perfect vegan side dish for your holiday feast. Cranberry sauce is already a traditional Thanksgiving dish, which means you can set it on the table with your other classic vegan side dishes like stuffing and green bean casserole. Here are 45 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes to try out if you're looking for more ideas! This cranberry sauce is also so delicious that you can eat it year round. Consider using it at breakfast over your pancakes or waffles!
How will I know when the cranberry sauce is done?
You know you're done when the pectin in the cranberries thickens the sauce to a thick, jam-like consistency.
How do I get the bitterness out of cranberry sauce?
This is where your preference of the amount of sugar you add comes in. The sugar helps balance the bitter taste of cranberries.
Should I serve cranberry sauce warm or cold?
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