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Three-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

With just three ingredients and in 20 minutes, homemade cranberry sauce can be chilling in the fridge and ready for Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving.

Serves 8
Ready in 20 mins
Prep time 5 mins
Cooking time 15 mins
149 calories per serving


> 1/2 cup sugar
> 1 (12 oz) pkg fresh cranberries
> 2 (3 oz) boxes strawberry or raspberry gelatin dessert mix, like Jell-O®


In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, cranberries, and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil and reduce to low. Simmer 10 min.
Add the gelatin dessert and stir until mix has dissolved. Remove from heat. Transfer sauce to a 4- to 5-cup greased mold, like a Bundt pan. Let cool 10–15 min., then loosely cover with plastic. Refrigerate at least overnight or up to 3 days. To unmold, remove plastic wrap on top and invert onto a plate.


If you don’t have a small mold, substitute with a greased loaf pan, bowl, or individual ramekins.

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