Cranberry Orange Sauce Recipe

Home / Recipe / Cranberry Orange Sauce Recipe

Skip the canned cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving and make it right at home – it is embarrassingly easy to make with just 3 ingredients! You can even make it ahead of time!

Yield: 3 cups | prep time: 5 minutes | cook time: 15 minutes | total time: 20 minutes

Cranberry Orange Sauce


  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup sugar, or more, to taste
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine orange juice, orange zest, sugar and 3/4 cup water over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Stir in cranberries and bring to a boil; reduce heat and let simmer until sauce has thickened, about 15 minutes.
  3. Let cool completely before serving.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.