Cranberry Orange Sauce

A wonderful cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving! Even those who say they hate cranberry sauce will love this. Fantastic on warm turkey and great on a leftover sandwich. Make up to a week ahead and refrigerate until ready to use. Let come to room temperature roughly 15-20 minutes before serving.⁣

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Cranberry Orange Sauce

Course: Side Dishes
Keyword: Gluten Free, Holiday Entertaining, Seasonal Favorites, Thanksgiving Prep, Under 30 Minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Denise


  • 12 oz bag fresh cranberries⁣
  • 2 Tbsp water⁣
  • 4 Tbsp sugar divided ⁣
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice⁣
  • Zest of one orange⁣


  • In a small saucepan, combine cranberries, water and 2 Tbsp of sugar. Cook over medium high heat until cranberries start popping. Once they start popping, turn heat down to low. Add orange juice. Cook for 10-15 minutes on low or until cranberries are softened. Carefully transfer to food processor. Add remaining 2 Tbsp of sugar and zest of one orange. Pulse into sauce forms into a nice thickness and there aren’t any lumps. Taste and adjust sugar as needed.⁣
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to a few days in an airtight container. Serve with turkey or on a sandwich.


Serves 6-8⁣
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