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Cranberry Orange sauce with fresh cranberries and oranges on the side

Cranberry Orange Sauce

This Cranberry Orange Sauce tastes SO much better than anything you can buy in a can. It's really easy to make your own and it has so much more flavor!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry orange sauce, Side, Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 87kcal
Author Echo Blickenstaff



  • Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan.
    Cranberries, orange juice, sugar, and orange zest in a saucepan
  • Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. You will see the cranberries soften and hear them begin to pop. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
    Fresh cranberries cooking in a saucepan to make cranberry orange sauce
  • Serve warm with turkey and rolls.
    Cranberry orange sauce in a dish with fresh cranberries sprinkled on the side



If serving chilled, pour sauce into a dish or jar and cool at room temperature. Once cooled, refrigerate until ready to serve.


Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg