Cranberry Sauce Recipe

A classic Cranberry Sauce recipe for Thanksgiving. Fresh cranberries are sweetened with orange juice. Perfect with turkey and cooks in just 10 minutes!

To me, Cranberry Sauce has one main function on your Thanksgiving plate: To cut the richness of everything else.

It might be the only recipe on the table not made with butter.

Cranberry Sauce made from scratch is fresh and crisp, perfectly tart but balanced with a sweet element: Sugar, honey, pineapple juice, or in this case, orange juice.

A classic Cranberry Sauce recipe for Thanksgiving. Fresh cranberries are sweetened with orange juice. Perfect with turkey and cooks in just 10 minutes!

How Do You Cook Cranberry Sauce?

Cranberry Sauce is probably the easiest dish on you Thanksgiving table.

Combine cranberries with orange juice, sugar, water, and any other spices you are using (I like cinnamon, orange peel, and salt). Simmer until the berries pop.

The sauce will thicken as it cools.

A classic Cranberry Sauce recipe for Thanksgiving. Fresh cranberries are sweetened with orange juice. Perfect with turkey and cooks in just 10 minutes!

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A classic Cranberry Sauce recipe for Thanksgiving. Fresh cranberries are sweetened with orange juice. Perfect with turkey and cooks in just 10 minutes!
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Cranberry Sauce Recipe

A classic Cranberry Sauce recipe for Thanksgiving. Fresh cranberries are sweetened with orange juice. Perfect with turkey and cooks in just 10 minutes!

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 82 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest from one orange
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries rinsed and sorted

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring sugar, orange juice, water, orange zest cinnamon, and salt to boil. 

  2. Stir in cranberries. Simmer until slightly thickened and the berries begin to pop, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool, about 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate.

Recipe Notes

This may be made and stored up to three days in advance.

 

Adapted from my Cranberry Sauce with Apples.

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A classic Cranberry Sauce recipe for Thanksgiving. Fresh cranberries are sweetened with orange juice. Perfect with turkey and cooks in just 10 minutes!

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  1. This looks like a delicious twist on the regular cranberry sauce and I am excited to try it! Thanks for posting!

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