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homemade cranberry sauce

Orange Cranberry Sauce

This delicious cranberry sauce with orange zest takes 10 minutes to make and is so worth it!
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:20 mins


  • 3 cups cranberries (or 12 oz)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 TBSP orange zest either use a zester or cut the peel into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Cut the orange peel into very thin strip or use a zester.
  • Add all the ingredients to a small pot and bring to a gentle boil over medium heat.
  • Continue to simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, making sure it doesn't boil over.
  • After 5-10 mins when all the cranberries have popped and the sauce has thickened, carefully pour into a mason jar or other container.
  • Let cool to room temperature. Store in refrigerator. Makes about 2 cups.
    homemade cranberry sauce
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry sauce
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 90kcal
Author: Our Gabled Home
Cost: $5