Homemade Cranberry Sauce: After you try this recipe, you’ll never use the can again!

We've all been guilty of using canned cranberry sauce. Once you try this simple and delicious recipe, you'll never go back!

No Thanksgiving is complete without it.  But if you go canned, you can probably do better. Homemade Cranberry Sauce will make you a boss at Thanksgiving this year.  We stopped in at Croissants Bistro and Bakery in Myrtle Beach to see how it’s done.  We were pleasantly surprised that you don’t have to be a pro in the kitchen to make all of your sauce dreams a reality.  This simple recipe only calls for 3 main ingredients, plus a few herbs and spices.  Watch to see just how easy it is!

Homemade Cranberry Sauce


  • 3 Pounds Cranberries
  • 2 Cups Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • Herb sachet including 3 cinnamon sticks, Thyme, Rosemary, Bay Leafs, 6 Cloves
  • Orange Zest

Cook at a medium high heat for the first 10 minutes, then reduce to medium to low heat for 15-20 minutes.  Allow to cool in the fridge overnight.  Then add Orange zest to the top.

Croissants Bistro and Bakery is well known for delicious, quality comfort food.  We were delighted when they invited us into their kitchen to learn some of their secrets.  We were even more excited to learn that they are offering Thanksgiving To-Go this year.  The only thing that could make a day of eating more enticing is if you didn’t have to cook anything.  You can get everything from traditional sides like mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, and dressing to turkey and desserts.  Our mouth is watering just checking out the menu.  Take a look below!

Croissants Bistro and Bakery now has two locations to serve you.