When the clock strikes 12:00 on Halloween night, BAM, the holiday season is upon us! Have no fear because here at Cherished Bliss Ashley and I will be posting all your holiday needs! This month I will be sharing all of our family’s traditional Thanksgiving recipes with a few new favorites along the way. Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes and Spiced Whipped Topping have already made it on the menu, so if you missed those yummy recipes click on over and check them out. Today I am sharing a must have on our family Thanksgiving table, a Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe with Orange. It is the perfect compliment to your holiday meal.
Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe
I will be honest, our family did not start making homemade cranberry sauce until one day I decided to add it on the menu in my early twenties. Yes, I can now say that (early twenties) now that I am in my mid thirties…ok I am getting off track because I didn’t realize how time is flying! My grandmother and mother never made homemade cranberry sauce. They would work very long hours preparing pies, sides, fresh rolls, turkey, but never cranberry sauce. I was very curious, so I thought I would give homemade cranberry sauce a try one Thanksgiving, and to my surprise everyone absolutely loved it! Not only is it a crowd pleaser, it is so easy to make. With that said my family has never went back to the canned cranberry jelly and that is the simple truth. Today I am bringing you a recipe that has a small twist to the original cranberry sauce and one I think you are going to love. I know you are ready for the recipe so let’s get started!Print
Cranberry Sauce Recipe w/ Orange
- Total Time: 15 mins
- 12 oz fresh or frozen cranberries (approximately 3 cups), rinsed
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice with pulp
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- In a medium sauce pan dissolve sugar in 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 of orange juice over medium low heat.
- Then add cranberries and return to a gentle boil for 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- Serve warm or let the sauce completely cool.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve if needed.
The sauce thickens as it cools. Garnish with fresh orange zest for presentation. Not only is this sauce a great addition to the Thanksgiving table, it also makes wonderful jelly for toast, bagels, and rolls. This recipe makes approximately 2 cups, double if needed.
**If you prefer to not use the orange juice, you may replace it with 1/2 cup water for a total of 1 cup, and increase the sugar to 1 cup as well.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
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Bonnie @ Uncommon Designs says
Oh we all love cranberry sauce and this looks devine!
Thank you, Bonnie :)
My go-to recipe for every holiday. I make it 3 or 4 days ahead of time and let the flavors mingle until the big day!
So happy to have this recipe! My go to for the past 3 years! Thank you!
Looks so delicious! I’ll try it out this year!
Thank you, Emily! I hope you enjoy the recipe :)
Can you can the cranberry sauce?
I have never canned this cranberry sauce, but I wouldn’t see why you couldn’t. Sounds like a great idea to me :) Thank you for stopping by!
Katie @ Horrific Knits says
I bet the orange is lovely with the cranberries! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays. All entries get pinned. I would love to have you link up! This week’s round is still open!
Thank you so much for stopping by and for the invite! Hopping over right now :)
I am glad your shared this! It was very easy to make and soooo good! I can’t wait for my family to try it on Thanksgiving! Now Next I’ll be trying the Cranberry Brie Tartlet! Yum!!!
Thank you for trying the recipe, I am so glad you enjoyed it! If you like cranberry sauce and brie cheese you will love those little tartlets :) Thank you for stopping by!
This sounds really good. I can’t help but see the similarity to the recipe I posted yesterday from Tyler Florence’s cranberry sauce with orange. Either way I’ve done his recipe and it came out fantastic! This sounds awesome with keeping all of that orange pulp for flavor. This is such a classic pairing… yum-me!
Hey I’m just wondering how long this would last? If I was to make it now would it keep in the freezer or in a mason jar until Christmas?
I recommend only keeping the cranberry sauce in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. I have never personally froze prepared Cranberry Sauce, but from research I found you can freeze it up to a month. Hope this helps, thank you for stopping by!
Mary Snead says
This was absolutely delicious! . I was glad it didn’t contain a lot of sugar like similar versions. I added a diced apple to it. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Mary! : ) An apple sounds delicious in it! I’ll have to try that next time! Have a great week!
Laurie Arnheim says
WOW! This recipe sounds awesome! LOVE anything with cranberries, and I hate buying the canned stuff so this is getting made!!!
Hello, I saw this recipe and fell in love! My daughter is getting married October 3rd and I’ve been trying to figure out what I can do as far as party gifts for the women and I think this would be great considering Thanksgiving is the next month. My question is, If I wanted to do about 30-40 jars, what size jars would I use and how long will the sauce last? Would it have to be refrigerated if I keep it room temperature in my apartment?
Love this recipe! I’m thinking on canning this sauce in mason jars and giving some as Christmas gifts this year. Has anyone canned this at all?
This looks so good. I have a taste for turkey to go with it. My Mother also put orange in her sauce. She would put ground up oranges, but using the juice with the pulp is much easier. Thank you for this recipe.
How many people does this serve?
My husband brought home whole cranberries thinking they would be sweet like other berries. Instead of allowing them to go to waste I stumbled across this recipe. Very simple and easy. I made no modifications and it came out better than anticipated. Thanks!