*Recipe updated on Nov 7, 2016.
This Orange Cranberry Sauce tastes SO much better than anything you can buy in a can – don’t do it! It is so easy to make your own homemade cranberry sauce for the holidays.
This Orange Cranberry Sauce is delicious on turkey and rolls. It tastes so good and smells so good that I have to discipline myself not to just eat it right out of the pan It has a zesty, tangy flavor. I love it served warm, but cranberry sauce is traditionally served chilled which makes this recipe one that can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for at least a week before a holiday dinner.
This is a fun recipe to get help with from you family. When the cranberries heat up in the pan they make a hissing noise just before they pop. When all of the cranberries “pop” or split open the sauce starts to thicken. With only a few ingredients, this sauce is inexpensive to make. I watch for fresh cranberries to go on sale, buy a bunch, and freeze them right in the bag in my freezer, then pull them out when I want to make cranberry sauce. This sauce is a great gift for neighbors and friends during the holidays. Pour the sauce into decorative jars, keep chilled, and add a bow!
Other Yummy Cranberry Recipes
If you are looking for another tasty cranberry sauce recipe to make at home, click here for our Raspberry Cranberry Sauce recipe. If you have leftovers, this sauce can also be used as the base for our Cranberry Vinaigrette Dressing. Some other cranberry recipes that we always are making over the Holidays are our Cranberry Almond Bread with Cream Cheese Swirl for breakfast, our Cranberry Salsa for a yummy appetizer, and our Cranberry Chicken and Cranberry-Sausage Stuffing are perfect for Holiday dinners.