Homemade cranberry sauce is vastly better than store-bought because it is customizable and doesn't contain high fructose corn syrup or citric acid. There are several tips for making homemade cranberry sauce, including controlling the thickness by adjusting the volume of liquid, modifying the sweetness with different sugars or fruits, spiking it with alcohol in moderation, and showcasing citrus flavors. Other ways to enhance cranberry sauce include adding fresh herbs, chiles, warm spices, or crunchy elements. Making cranberry sauce ahead of time and making jellied cranberry sauce are also options. Finally, you can easily adjust the recipe to make more or less cranberry sauce as needed.