This is not your grandma's cranberry sauce - easy, 5 minute {hands on time} cranberry sauce recipe made with a secret ingredient!

Cranberry Sauce with Port

A delicious twist on cranberry sauce
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 189kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 12 oz {1 bag} fresh cranberries
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c red wine


  • Combine sugar and wine in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boil.
  • Add cranberries, return to boil until they start popping, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat, place sauce in a serving bowl and allow to thicken as it cools.


  • This sauce is quick to cook so keep an eye on it.
  • Remove from the heat once the cranberries have popped and are soft, don't let it get too mushy.
  • The sauce will last in the fridge for weeks and is great to gift to friends and family.


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg