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Orange-Cranberry Sauce

A tart and chunky homemade cranberry sauce, that can be made ahead for Thanksgiving.
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberries, Thanksgiving
Servings: 6


  • 12 oz cranberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C water
  • zest of 1 orange


  • Add all ingredients to a medium-large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to a simmer, cooking until all cranberries have burst, roughly 5-7 minutes. Stir regularly. Remove from heat. Transfer to a clean bowl to cool at room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve. May warm slightly prior to serving if desired.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel