Delicious Homemade Cranberry Orange Sauce Recipe

This crowd-pleasing homemade cranberry orange sauce will complete and complement any Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

Homemade Cranberry Orange Sauce Recipe

Homemade Cranberry Orange Sauce

This wonderful recipe makes about 2 1/4 cups of cranberry orange sauce. It’s quite enough for Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday meals, or you can store it in pretty glass jars to share with friends.

Gather the Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (12 oz or 350 g)
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest

Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pan over high heat, bring the water, sugar, and orange juice to a boil.
  2. Stir the mixture with a spoon a few times while it’s boiling.
  3. Add the cranberries and orange zest, and return to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium and boil gently for 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Remove sauce from heat and cool.
  6. Transfer sauce to a serving bowl.
Delicious Homemade Cranberry Orange Sauce

What If My Cranberry Sauce Is Too Watery?

Once the cranberry orange sauce cools down, the natural pectin in the cranberries will solidify the sauce and make it more like jelly. Ideally, you should cook the homemade cranberry orange sauce the day before and allow it to chill in the refrigerator.

How To Store The Cranberry Sauce

  • Pour a portion of cranberry sauce in a mold or bowl and allow it to set overnight in the refrigerator.
  • The cranberry sauce can also be served in any serving dish.
  • Extra cranberry sauce can be stored in glass jars or dishes and refrigerated for use later.

Cranberry Sauce Make-Ahead/Freezer Instructions

  • You can keep the cranberry sauce in a covered container in the refrigerator for 10 days.
  • You can freeze it up to two months. It’s a good idea to thaw it overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
Roasted turkey with cranberry sauce

What To Serve With The Cranberry Orange Sauce

Serve your cranberry orange sauce with turkey, dressing, twice baked bacon potatoes, green beans, and all of the fixings to create a tasty Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner that will be all the more memorable due to your special guests, good conversation, and happy holiday spirit.

You can serve the cranberry orange sauce with these 7 Turkey holiday recipes:

The flavours of fall include plenty of seasonal fruits like cranberries that blend beautifully with a moisten turkey. This traditional recipe for Cranberry Orange Sauce is one that brings together the flavours of fall in a dish that is sure to be a favourite for all ages gathered at the holiday table.

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HOMEMADE CRANBERRY ORANGE SAUCE
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
 
This wonderful recipe makes about 2 1/4 cups of cranberry orange sauce. It’s quite enough for Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday meals, or you can store it in pretty glass jars to share with friends.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: Christmas, Cranberry Sauce, Side Dish, Thanksgiving
Servings: 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
Instructions
  1. In a medium sauce pan over high heat, bring the water, sugar, and orange juice to a boil.
  2. Stir the mixture with a spoon a few times while it’s boiling.
  3. Add the cranberries and orange zest, and return to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium and boil gently for 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Remove sauce from heat and cool.
  6. Transfer sauce to a serving bowl.
Recipe Notes

WHAT IF MY CRANBERRY SAUCE IS TOO WATERY?

Once the cranberry orange sauce cools down, the natural pectin in the cranberries will solidify the sauce and make it more like jelly. Ideally you should cook the homemade cranberry orange sauce the day before and allow it to chill in the refrigerator.

HOW TO STORE THE CRANBERRY SAUCE

Pour a portion of cranberry sauce in a mold or bowl and allow it to set overnight in the refrigerator. The cranberry sauce can also be served in any serving dish. Extra cranberry sauce can be stored in glass jars or dishes and refrigerated for use later.

CRANBERRY SAUCE MAKE-AHEAD/FREEZER INSTRUCTIONS

You can keep the cranberry sauce in a covered container in the refrigerator for 10 days. You can freeze it up to two months. It’s a good idea to thaw it overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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