Fresh Orange Cranberry Sauce Recipe

July 22, 2012 6 Comments

Fresh Orange Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Cranberry Sauce with Orange

I found this recipe in my wife’s 1978 cookbook called The Vegetarian Epicure Book Two. The cookbook is held together with some tape and lots of hope.

This is a great recipe for cranberry sauce for turkey or chicken. We prepare this every year for Thanksgiving but with all thats going on, be sure to put it on the table. One year we didn’t.

Fresh Orange Cranberry Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: about 2 1/2 cups

Fresh Orange Cranberry Sauce


1 1/2 cups water

2 cups sugar

3 cups cranberries - clean, picked over

1 medium orange - unpeeled and chopped fine

1 tsp. ground ginger

Dash of cinnamon

Dash of cloves

Dash of cardamom powder

How To Prepare At Home

Wash the cranberries and pick through them looking for any loose stems or stones. Leaving the peel on, finely chop the orange and you are ready to start.

Combine the sugar with 1 cup of the water in a medium-sized saucepan and heat until sugar dissolves. Add cranberries, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes, uncover, and simmer for another 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Add the remaining 1/2 cup of water, chopped orange, ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom powder, then simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often. Chill the sauce.




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  1. Rebekah says:

    I found this recipe a few years ago online and have made it every year since then. I grew up with homemade cranberry sauce and have become sort of a snob about it as I refuse to eat it out of the can! If you like homemade cranberry sauce with a hint of spice, you’ll love this recipe. It’s really great and reminds me of my mother’s.

  2. ingrid says:

    really nice recipe! i did 50-50 water and OJ. thinking of adding a bit of disaronno or amaretto next time for an upgrade!

  3. Maryana says:

    I love this recipe! I made it with blackcurrant now and it’s delicious! Instead of sugar I use erythritol stevia and it works very well 🙂

  4. Kerry says:

    I found this recipe more than a decade ago and I make it every year for Thanksgiving. Everyone that has had it likes it better than other recipes they have tried and I am asked every year for the recipe. I use about half the amount of sugar and it is still plenty sweet. The seasoning is just the right combination to give it a great flavor.
    Thank you for sharing this!

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