Homemade cranberry sauce with orange

This is the only cranberry sauce you’ll ever need on your Thanksgiving table. It is tangy, sweet, with tons of texture, and delicious. Best of all, you make it with only FIVE ingredients.

This is an orange cranberry sauce with cinnamon recipe, and it is so easy to make I’m pretty sure you will want to have it all year round.

vegan cranberry sauce

About this recipe

Yes, FIVE ingredients and only one pot are what you need to make this homemade cranberry sauce. Cranberry sauce is one of those things that’s easy to make at home, yet so many people opt for the canned version.

This homemade orange cranberry sauce recipe is tart and sweet and much better than anything you can find in a can. It only takes a few minutes to make your holiday meal much more special.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • One cinnamon stick
  • One clove
  • One orange, zest, and juice
fresh cranberries on a plate

How to make cranberry sauce with orange juice and cinnamon

Put all the ingredients in the sauce pot (affiliate link) over medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves and the cranberries are cooked. It takes about 15 minutes to be ready; let it simmer but do not boil

This sauce has very little liquid, so it won’t benefit from boiling. Taste and adjust for seasoning; I like to taste when it cools down a bit, and the flavors get a chance to marry.

cranberries, sugra orange zest and a cinnamon stick in a sauce pot.




Tips to make the perfect sauce

  • For this recipe, you can use fresh or frozen cranberries. If you use frozen, you do not have to thaw them first.
  • I like a thick cranberry sauce, but if you prefer a looser version, add 1/4 cup water to the mix or more orange juice.
  • Serve in a shallow bowl at room temeprature
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge, it will last upto one month.

Frequently asked questions

  • How easy is it to make cranberry sauce at home? It is so easy that you will make this recipe from now on. Preparing this vegan sauce at home may be easier than buying it.
  • Can you freeze cranberry sauce? Yes, you can, and it freezes beautifully.
  • Can you make homemade cranberry sauce without sugar? Yes, you can, but in my opinion, cranberries are so tart that a bit of sugar helps enhance their flavor. You could use maple syrup or other natural sweetener and half what this recipe calls for.
  • What to do with leftovers? Use it as a dressing for grilled vegetable sandwiches or to make oat bars or homemade pop-tarts.
homemade orange cranberry sauce.

Give this recipe a twist

If you wish to switch it up, you could add berries, ginger, or spices like allspice, nutmeg, etc.

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Cranberry sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce with orange

Alejandra Graf
This recipe for cranberry sauce is so easy and delicious to make, you'll never go back to the canned one.
5 de 3 votos
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Calories 629 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 2 -qt sauce pot

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 clove
  • 1 orange zest and juice

Instructions
 

  • Put all the ingredients in a pot over medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves and the cranberries are cooked.
    It takes about 15 minutes to be ready.

Notes

  • For this recipe, you can use fresh or frozen cranberries. If you use frozen, you do not have to thaw them first.
  • I like a thick cranberry sauce, but if you prefer a looser version, add 1/4- 1/2 cup water to the mix or more orange juice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1recipeCalories: 629kcalCarbohydrates: 163gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 492mgFiber: 19gSugar: 125gVitamin A: 425IUVitamin C: 98mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cranberry sauce, homemade sauces, vegan thanksgiving

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