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Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe with Raspberries

Tangy-sweet Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe loaded with fresh Driscoll’s raspberries. This raspberry cranberry sauce is so perky, it’s sure to be the star of your Thanksgiving table. Serve any leftovers with goat cheese and crostini for a savory sweet snack!

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For The Love Of Holiday Cooking

Every single year I look forward to holiday cooking.

To me, preparing meals for holiday events seems much more meaningful than cooking the rest of the year.

I think of my mom buzzing around the kitchen, always so calm no matter how many people were crowded at her table. I think of my in-laws up north, nestled in toasty houses with snow on their window sills.

The rustic and vibrant flavors of the cool months stir up warm memories of past celebrations. Apples, pumpkin, butternut squash, brussels sprouts, cranberries, and raspberries… All these fresh ingredients create anticipation of upcoming events and new memories to be made.


Made With Raspberries

Holiday recipes are special because they are made with love. We take the time to add little touches we know our friends and family will enjoy.

Like decorating cakes with fresh raspberries, using fruit and nuts in vegetable dishes to make them shine, or adding fresh raspberries to the Thanksgiving cranberry sauce.

As part of Driscoll’s Made with Love campaign this season, I made this recipe with love for my family, and I know your family will feel just as loved when you make it for them!

I’m a fan of any kind of cranberry sauce, but this raspberry cranberry sauce is a family favorite.

My kids are crazy for fresh berries, so this raspberry-heavy sauce is right up their alley.

One of my favorite ways to enjoy Raspberry Cranberry Sauce is on some slices of fresh baguette with a smear of soft goat cheese. Mmmmmm.

I could make a whole meal out of that.

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Ingredients For This Raspberry Cranberry Sauce

  • Fresh Cranberries
  • Fresh Driscoll’s Raspberries
  • Raspberry Liqueur
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Fresh Grated Ginger
  • Chopped Fresh Mint
  • Pinch Salt

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How To Make This Homemade Cranberry Sauce

  1. Combine fresh cranberries, ginger, and mint in a saucepot with some sugar and a heavy dose of raspberry liqueur. Leaving the fresh Driscoll’s raspberries for later use.
  2. Heat the pot on medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, making sure to stir the cranberries every few minutes.
  3. Simmer until the cranberries pop and a sauce has formed. Then add in the fresh raspberries. 
  4. Stir it all together and let the sauce simmer for a few more minutes until the raspberries have cooked through. 
  5. Serve warm or cold, as a Thanksgiving side dish, as a compote to serve with cheese, or on desserts!

The raspberry liqueur adds depth to the raspberry cranberry sauce and accentuates the natural berry flavors in the fruit.

See The (Printable) Recipe Card Below For How To Make Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Raspberries. Enjoy!


Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my sauce runny?

The sugar helps to firm up the sauce, so you might not have added enough sugar in the cooking phase of the cranberry sauce… Or you might need to cook the sauce a little longer so the liquid has time to reduce and thicken.

Can you overcook cranberry sauce?

Yes, you can overcook this sauce. The sugar will caramelize if cooked for too long, leaving a dark color and burnt flavor. However, as long as you stir it, and it still looks saucy, you’re in good shape. 

How long does homemade cranberry sauce last?

You can store cranberry sauce in a covered glass jar (like a mason jar) or in a plastic container and it will stay fresh in the fridge for 10 to 14 days. If you want to make it last longer, place an airtight container of sauce in the freezer for up to 6 months. 

Can you eat the seeds inside cranberries?

The seeds on the inside of cranberries are edible, although you can strain them out if desired. However, in this sauce, we leave them in for a chunky berry texture.


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Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe with Raspberries

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Tangy-sweet cranberry sauce loaded with fresh Driscoll's raspberries. This raspberry cranberry sauce is so perky, it's sure to be the star of your Thanksgiving table. Serve any leftovers with goat cheese and crostini for a savory sweet snack!
Servings: 6


  • 3 cups fresh cranberries
  • 4 cups fresh Driscoll's Raspberries
  • 1/3 cup raspberry liqueur
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • Pinch salt


  • Place the cranberries, raspberry liqueur, sugar, ginger, mint and salt in a saucepot, saving the fresh raspberries for later. Heat the pot to medium heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, stir the cranberries every few minutes.
  • Once the cranberries have popped and a sauce has formed, add the fresh raspberries. Stir and simmer another 5 minutes, until the raspberries have just cooked through. Serve warm or cold.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 204kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 4mg, Potassium: 173mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 35g, Vitamin A: 125IU, Vitamin C: 28.1mg, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 0.8mg
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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120 comments on “Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe with Raspberries”

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  2. I love the extra depth of flavor the raspberries give to this sauce. It’s a winner!

  3. There’s nothing like homemade cranberry sauce! This was delicious!

  4. I just made this for our Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. Fabulous!! I highly recommend this recipe!

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  11. The possibilities are endless. I would make pies, cupcakes, cobblers, and sauces.

  12. Sounds delicious!

  13. I love using fresh strawberries in a salad or making a blackberry cobbler/pie.

  14. I love making pavlova with fresh berries and cream.

  15. I’d freeze them for sauces and jams all winter long.

  16. I would make my first pie

  17. I never thought about this kind of takeoff from a classic… interested… very interested!!

  18. I would definitely makes smoothies and ice cream. Maybe some cobblers too!

  19. I would make a decadent berry cheesecake.

  20. Oh this looks so delicious :) I cannot wait to try this myself, I am sure I will love it!

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  22. I love berries on top of waffles!

  23. a berry cobbler!

  24. I would definitely start with making this amazing looking sauce! Gorgeous!

  25. I’d make this sauce, for sure and then some berry pie.

  26. I love pies so that would probably be it.

  27. Pies and tarts!

  28. Pies and coffee cakes and muffins!

  29. Pies, cobblers, breads…endless possibilities. Thanks.

  30. I’m a pancake girl – berry pancakes are calling my name!

  31. Smoothies and yummy desserts.

  32. i would have to preserve all the fruit for wonderful gift giving and tasty bites all year long! yummmm

  33. I would make scones, fruit upside down cakes, and fruit cobblers.

  34. I’d make a berry cobbler.

  35. A tart or pie

  36. I’d make a strawberry Pavlova. Then maybe a raspberry sauce to add to hot cocoa,

  37. I’d make pies!

  38. berry compote for topping pancakes/waffles/french toast and berry pie!

  39. Jams! I’m just getting into canning, so the berries would be perfect for practicing!

  40. My Gosh! This looks delicious! I am going to try this on my baked brie this holiday season!!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures as well!!

    Madeline – Chop and Central

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  42. I would love to make pies, jam, and muffins. Yum!

  43. I would make my famous jams–raspberry, strawberry and blackberry–and would make my other famous toast-topper, Blueberry Butter. Yum already.

  44. For starters, I’d make this lovely sauce. Wow, gorgeous!

  45. What wouldn’t I make with Driscoll’s berries! I love the organic ones. Might make a few batches of jam!

  46. I would love to take this to my family dinner – so pretty!

  47. Berry sauces, berry pancakes, berry cakes, anything berry I could find! I love berries!!

  48. I would make many Sunday breakfasts of Blueberry Pancakes, and many yummy cobblers and coffee cakes!

  49. Pies,cakes,tarts,cobblers…you name it,I can bake it!

  50. I would make cobblers, scones…warm berry compote served over vanilla ice cream. I’d also freeze some for my daily smoothies!!

  51. all of it looks totally delicious

  52. I’d make a berry cobbler.

  53. Lots of pies!

  54. LOVE berries..and your gravy recipe is the bomb! Pinned it.
    With the various season pies, pies, pies..like blackberry and blueberry…cute fruit desserts for the fourth of july cookies…also would make jams and jellies..cherry tarts and down here we love strawberry pie and strawberry shortcake (sweet) ;)

  55. I never thought to use cranberry sauce, this would be perfect for Thanksgiving!

  56. I think I would have raspberries with a drizzle of chololate sauce.

  57. Berries go with everything. I start the day with berries and yogurt- every day! If i had more I’d put them over salad (yes, every day too!), then for indulgence, I’d make blueberry muffins (freeze them for many breakfasts), then raspberry sauce for the chocolate-rich desserts, then I’d make a triple berry jam for canning! Oh my, we love berries.

  58. Strawberry pie, Raspberry Lemon muffins, blueberries straight out of the package ;)

  59. I’d Make Blueberry Cheesecake!

  60. Driscoll berries are the best. I love to serve them in a fruit salad with a dollop of sweetened creme fraiche.

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  62. cranberry sauce!

  63. Love the raspberries in the cranberry sauce, gorgeous photos too!

  64. I would fix my trifle dessert

  65. This sounds great! Can you send me an invite to your Pinterest board Tis the Season? I would love to participate! My Pinterest board is http://www.pinterest.com/martic/.

    Thank you!

  66. I’d make pies and smoothies!

  67. Your raspberry lemon curd mini pies recipe look tasty. I’ll make that recipe with the Driscoll’s raspberries!

  68. I would make berry tarts

  69. strawberry sauce!

  70. I’d make cobbler and jam. I love berries of all kinds. YUM!

  71. Cobblers and jelly, oh my!

  72. pancakes or waffles

  73. This sounds delicious and I would love to make a strawberry shortcake..

  74. On top of trying this wonderful looking recipe… I will use all those delicious berries to incorporate into baby foods to introduce my baby to the world of healthy eating that tastes great!

  75. probably a pie/tart

  76. I have a favorite Chocolate Raspberry Cake recipe, I love Blueberry pancakes and biscuts. I would also love to try your recipe for the Cranberry Raspberry Sauce. Thank you for sharing it.

  77. I would use raspberries in smoothies, eat them with whipped cream, make yummy desserts, put them on cereal. And of course, I would make Raspberry Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Oh my! The possibilities!

  78. At this time of year, I’d make nothing but pie and jam!

  79. I would make berry pies. Mmm!

  80. fresh strawberry cake and some cobblers

  81. Gorgeous sauce, I love that you added Chambord! I’d make a raspberry Danish.

  82. I would make a chocolate raspberry truffles

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  84. I would bake a raspberry cheesecake!

  85. Love the combination of cranberries and raspberries in lieu of the traditional cranberry sauce! Smart!

  86. I would make berry muffins

  87. I just stumbled upon your blog thru Pinterest. I love cranberries and raspberries! I know I will be making this for our Thanksgiving meal!

  88. I love shortcakes with fresh berries, fresh whipped cream and mint! But this cranberry sauce looks AMAZING!!

  89. recipe sounds delicious.

  90. raspberry tarts!

  91. Raspberries and liqueur are a fantastic way to jazz up cranberry sauce!

  92. I cannot get over how pretty this is! The color is just gorgeous.

  93. I love fresh berries on their own. Berry crumble with ice cream is a close second.

  94. Love this for the holidays, Sommer. Love the combination!

  95. This looks DELICIOUS! I can’t wait to make it!

  96. I love this, berries go with so many things. I love too use with pork. Beautiful pictures and very simple, yet elegant.

  97. I would make berry pies.

  98. I can’t wait to make this. I’m going to go get raspberries today and make this to go with lamb!

  99. My family always hopes for a Raspberry Cream Pie for Thanksgiving. That would have to be first.

  100. Id love to make muffins!

  101. Would be wonderful on pork chops

  102. I would for sure make this cranberry sauce… among many other yummy things!

  103. Such a generous giveaway & I love the raspberries in this sauce!

  104. This looks so delicious! Love the addition of raspberries in there!

  105. What a brilliant alternative to plain old cranberry sauce! I just love this addition of raspberries!

  106. I love fresh berries so I would mostly eat them plain or added to some pancakes or yogurt. Making some jam would be great as well though :)

  107. I would make fresh berry scones and homemade fruit compote every weekend for the rest of the year. I can’t get enough :)

  108. My berries would make it into scones, muffins, hand pies, sauce, crostini, and leave plenty for just eating out-of-hand.

  109. I could jump through the screen this looks so great!!! I love the raspberries with the cranberries in this beautiful sauce!!!!

  110. Love, love, love fresh berries. Muffins would be awesome, and stirred in yogurt… yummy!

  111. I love the simplicity of fresh berries with plain greek yogurt and granola.

  112. Great side for any holiday meal!

  113. I would make a dessert with some lightly whipped ricotta! Yum.

  114. I literally saw the title of your recipe and thought “I bet (hope) she put ginger in this.” :-) From one ginger lover to the next.

  115. I love this time of year for cooking and baking too, Sommer! Love the addition of raspberries in the cranberry sauce! I’ll be trying that this year!

  116. I love the sound of raspberries and liqueur in cranberry sauce!

  117. I adore cooking and baking this time of year. It is my all time favorite time! This ctanberry sauce could not look any better! I love the addition of raspberries!

  118. Oatmeal, raspberry bread, pancakes, sorbet, jam

  119. I’d cook any bread with berries in it. Or I’d make a compote with the berries and have them over ice cream.