Everyone needs some cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving. And this sauce isn’t exactly ordinary.
It’s infused with cinnamon and cloves, and flavored with fresh orange juice and zest. This combination creates just the right balance of acidity, sweetness and warming spice; perfect for your holiday table
Then again, this doesn’t have to be only a holiday recipe. I encourage you to think outside the box with uses for cranberry sauce, too. This poor berry doesn’t seem to get enough love in it’s fresh form. Why do dried cranberries get all the glory? I have a post-Thanksgiving recipe coming up that I hope you guys will enjoy, but why not try this sauce with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Pancakes or French Toast. I’m sure it’ll all be delicious.
Serving the same cranberry sauce every Thanksgiving can get a little boring. Try my spiced orange cranberry sauce to make your turkey dinner just that much more special.
- 12 oz package fresh cranberries
- 1 cup fresh orange juice (2–3 oranges), filtered through a fine sieve
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3 whole cloves
- ½ tsp orange zest
- ¼ tsp salt
- Bring ingredients to a boil: Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil, stirring as needed to help dissolve the sugar.
- Simmer & serve: Reduce to a simmer and cook 12-15 minutes or until desired thickness, stirring occasionally. Discard cinnamon stick and cloves before serving. Enjoy.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Sauce
- Method: Boil
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: ¼ cup
- Calories: 108
- Sugar: 24g
- Sodium: 76mg
- Fat: 0g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 28g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 0g
Keywords: cranberry sauce, orange