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Fresh Orange Cranberry Sauce

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American


  • cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups cranberries cleaned and picked over
  • 1 medium orange unpeeled and chopped fine
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • dash cinnamon
  • dash cloves
  • dash cardamom powder


  • 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 ½ cup of water, chopped orange, ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom powder, then simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often.
    Chill the sauce.