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*Better than* Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce Recipe

This easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe, all you need 4 ingredients for delicious homemade cranberry sauce. With a hint of orange, you will love this sweet and tasty side cranberry dish!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 94kcal
Author Lisa


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Juice from 1 orange*
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries 12 oz package
  • Orange zest


  • Rinse cranberries and remove any bad ones.
  • Zest orange then squeeze out the juice into the saucepan you will be using. (1 orange)
    adding orange juice to sauce pan
  • In the medium sized saucepan bring the sugar, water, and orange juice to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved. (1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, juice from 1 orange)
    boiling the sugar, water, and orange juice
  • Add cranberries to pot and return to a boil. Then lower heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes or until most of the cranberries have burst. (3 cups cranberries) For thicker sauce simmer for another 5-10 minutes.
    close up of burst cranberries on spatula
  • Remove from heat and stir in the orange zest. Allow cranberry sauce to come to room temperature and then refrigerate until chilled. It will thicken as it cools.
    Cranberry Relish in white bowl



Tips and Tricks
  • *Zest the orange before juicing- it makes it so much easier!
  • I highly recommend this zester and this juicer.


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg