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Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

A simple and delicious recipe with a secret ingredient to boost the flavor.  The perfect combination of sweet and tart!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time9 mins
Chilling Time4 hrs
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: The Gluten Free Gathering


  • 1 cup Cherry Lemonade ( I used Santa Cruz)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 12 oz. fresh, whole cranberries


  • Put 1 cup of Cherry Lemonade into a pan.  Stir in 1/2 cup of sugar and bring the combo to a simmer. Be sure to stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Add in a 12 oz. bag of fresh cranberries. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a low simmer. Stir then cover.
  • Cook for 7-9 minutes. Halfway through the cooking time, uncover the pot and stir
  • When the cooking time is done you will notice that the whole berries have broken down (but some may still remain). Stir the sauce once more and transfer to a heat proof container. Leave the container uncovered for 30 minutes
  • After the initial cooling time, cover the container and place in the refrigerator to cool completely. This will allow the sauce to set.
  • Allow the cranberry sauce to chill for at least 4 hours.