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Fresh Cranberry Orange Sauce

This 3 ingredients cranberry sauce is so easy to make! It has the perfect balance of sweet and tart and is extra special from the addition of orange juice!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Keyword: cranberries, Thanksgiving, vegan
Servings: 6
Author: Lora


  • 16 ounces of fresh cranberries 2 cups
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 cup of orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest to garnish
  • orange slices to garnish


  • In a medium sized bowl, rinse the cranberries with cool water, and remove any stems or blemished berries. Drain the cranberries in a colander.
  • Heat orange juice and sugar to boiling in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves.
  • Stir in cranberries. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Continue boiling about 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until cranberries begin to pop. Simmer for about 20 minutes. Don't worry if every single cranberry does not completely pop. Pour sauce into bowl or container. Before serving, add on the orange zest and orange slices. Refrigerate about 3 hours or until chilled.