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Homemade Cranberry Sauce in white bowl
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5 from 16 votes

The BEST Cranberry Sauce Recipe!

A simple and easy side dish for Thanksgiving. This cranberry sauce is made with orange to give it an amazing flavor. It's going to be the hit recipe at your holiday table!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. orange juice
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 piece orange peel


  • In a medium size saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the water, cinnamon and orange juice. Stir in cranberries and orange peel. Cook until the cranberries start to pop, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and place sauce in a bowl. Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.
  • Garnish with zested orange peel.



Calories: 148kcal