As part of my Thanksgiving recipe series, I am sharing the way I like to make Cranberry Sauce.

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Sweet and Tangy Cranberry Sauce

This cranberry sauce recipe is perfect for making the day before Thanksgiving to give it a chance to cool and gel—and besides, that’s one less thing to worry about on the actual big day!  The orange juice and orange zest gives this cranberry sauce a sweet and tangy flavor.  And thanks to the juice, I was able to decrease the sugar by half!

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Orange Cranberry Sauce

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Yield: 24 servings
This cranberry sauce recipe is perfect for making the day before Thanksgiving to give it a chance to cool and gel.  The orange juice and orange zest gives this cranberry sauce a sweet and tangy flavor.


  • 6 cups Fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup Dried sugar cane juice (Sucanat) You can substitute white sugar.
  • 2 cups Fresh squeezed orange juice plus zest


  • Place juice in a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  • Add sugar to the juice and allow sugar to dissolve. Stir well.
  • Add fresh cranberries and stir well to moisten all the berries. Allow the mixture to return to a boil, turn the heat down to medium, and allow the mixture to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the sauce from the stove and transfer it to a serving dish. Allow the sauce to cool slightly and then cover and refrigerate. Your cranberry sauce will stay fresh in the refrigerator for 10-14 days.



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Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Pantry Staples
Cuisine: Americana
Calories: 49
Keyword: Condiments, Cranberry Sauce, Orange Cranberry Sauce
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