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Cranberry Raspberry Sauce

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If you are a raspberry lover, then you MUST try this Cranberry Raspberry Sauce. I hated cranberry sauce until I tried this and am now hooked. Perfect served over Turkey, mashed potatoes, rolls and baked into tasty treats!


Raspberry Cranberry Sauce


When we were living in Colorado, and preparing to move to Minnesota, I discovered that another food blogger lived in the same town that we were moving to.  

On a whim, I messaged her and told her that I was moving to her town.  

Sheena and I instantly became friends.  

Soon after moving here and buying a home, we invited her over.  


Raspberry Cranberry Sauce


We sat among unpacked boxes, in a cluttered house, and ate dinner. 

We then proceeded to talk well into the night.  

It was an instant friendship and one that I am thankful for every day.  

This blogger’s name is Sheena, from Hot Eats Cool Reads.  


Raspberry Cranberry Sauce


Sheena is talented, friendly, outgoing and completely unassuming.  

She always has a smile, loves all kinds of food and is always easy to talk to.  

And despite her love of seafood and mushrooms, I think I’ll keep her as a friend.  

This year we’ve decided to carpool as our children go to the same school.

Because of this, I’m lucky enough to see her 5 days a week and she’s lucky enough to see me every morning before I shower in my PJ’s.   


Raspberry Cranberry Sauce


Last year Sheena posted a recipe for Raspberry Cranberry Sauce.  

And if you’re an avid Num’s follower, you know that Raspberries are my all time favorite fruit.  

I have a weakness for those sweet and tart berries.  

Despite my aversion to cranberries and especially cranberry sauce, I decided to give her Raspberry Cranberry Sauce a try.  

For the first time in the history of ever, at the ripe age of 33, I fell in love with cranberry sauce.  


Raspberry Cranberry Sauce


Not just any cranberry sauce, Raspberry Cranberry sauce.  

Raspberries really do make everything taste better.  

I’ve eaten this sauce with Turkey, Chicken, topped my mashed potatoes with it, smeared my rolls with it and eaten straight from the pan.  

And as I’m typing this, I can’t help but wonder how it would taste over a nice bowl of vanilla bean ice cream.  


Raspberry Cranberry Sauce


Quite good I imagine.

Since this is the first time in my life that I have liked cranberry sauce I asked Sheena if it would be all right if I stole her recipe, exactly as she created it and posted it on my own website.  

So, my dear friends, here is Sheena’s amazing Raspberry Cranberry sauce that I am completely in love with and suspect you will be too!  

Update: It’s been a few years and so far this Raspberry Cranberry Sauce has become a staple in my home.  


Raspberry Cranberry Sauce


Not just for Thanksgiving but the moment cranberries can be purchased in the store, I whip up a batch.

I’ve figured out all sorts of ways I can use this sauce and look forward every year to making a batch.

I just ate the last of this last week and this week decided to try another favorite cranberry sauce that will be featured soon on Num’s the Word.

Cranberry sauce is something you would consider a condiment.


Raspberry Cranberry Sauce


You can add it to baked goods, eat it fresh or smear it over your meat.  

Cranberry sauce is one of the most diverse foods that can be used or transformed into so many different ways.

If you love Raspberries, you really should try this Raspberry Cranberry Sauce.

And of course you should blog stock my friend Sheena at Hot Eats Cool Reads!   


Yield: 20 Servings

Raspberry Cranberry Sauce

Raspberry Cranberry Sauce - sauce in a bowl with pine cones all around

If you are a raspberry lover, then you MUST try this Raspberry Cranberry sauce. I hated cranberry sauce until I tried this and am now hooked. Perfect served over Turkey, mashed potatoes, rolls and baked into tasty treats!

Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a saucepan, combine ALL ingredients.
  2. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. After 10 minutes, mash up berries using a potato masher or fork or something to mash up the berries. You can mash up all the berries, some, or none, depending on how chunky you like your cranberry sauce.
  4. Once mashed cook for 5 more minutes.
  5. Allow mixture to cool completely.
  6. Serve Chilled.
  7. Store in an air tight container up to 5 days.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 63Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 15.6gFiber: 1gSugar: 14.2gProtein: 0.1g
Recipe by:  Sheena at Hot Eats Cool Reads

Originally Posted: November 24, 2015

Photos & Text Updated: November 7, 2018



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Thursday 24th of November 2022

There's a bottled sauce I used to get from my grocery store that I can no longer find. I *think* it was cranberry/raspberry/chipotle and it was delicious served over cream cheese, along with what things and dry sausage. I think I might try this recipe and add chipotles in Adobe to see how that tastes. I'm excited to try it!


Tuesday 16th of November 2021

This cran-raspberry sauce is excellent. I have made it exactly as written in the recipe. We love it on turkey, chicken, and pork. I have also water bathed canned it, processing it for 15 minutes. I make turkey panini and I I mix this sauce with a little Mayo on the bread and in between the layers of turkey, bacon, and Havarti cheese. Yummy. Thank you for sharing. This is a keeper. It’s also a nice touch to give a jar during holidays.


Tuesday 28th of November 2023

@Charles, Sorry I just came back to this favorite recipe and saw your question. Please accept my apologies for much delayed response. This recipe is a small batch so I use the small ball 4 oz jelly jars. I have also used the 6 oz jars as well. This also makes a nice small hostess gift for holidays. I label them with a peel-off chalkboard label and use a metallic pen for writing on label. I make multiple batches of this and have it available until next year when fresh cranberries are easily available. Hope this is still useful info.


Monday 9th of January 2023

@Theresa, Hi just found this site & recipe and your comment Jan 2023. I am wondering what size jars you used / processed for the 15 minutes. I tend to do things in pint jars, but also have a 1/2 pint and I learn long ago that jar size does matter when it comes to success or failure


Monday 22nd of November 2021

Wow! I never thought to can this cranberry sauce recipe! What a great idea! Thank you! So glad you like it! It’s a favorite of ours!


Thursday 26th of November 2020

I love this sauce; thank you! Anyone can make this - easy and delicious.


Wednesday 16th of December 2020

Thank you Shelly! I love when readers have success with my recipes and love them as much as I do!


Monday 16th of November 2020

Can you use a sweetener like Truvia, I can’t do the sugar?


Wednesday 25th of November 2020

I don't see why not. I've never tried myself but I can't see any issues with it. If you do try it, let me know how it turns out!


Wednesday 27th of November 2019

I used to skip the cranberry sauce at thanksgiving bcuz of the tart flavor. This recipe changed my mind completely. I discovered it last thanksgiving & since then, every holiday I've included it on the menu. Thank u so much, I'm in love! Lol


Thursday 27th of August 2020

Jackie I love your comment! I felt the same way until I discovered this recipe and now LOVE cranberry sauce!

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