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Orange Cranberry Sauce

This orange cranberry sauce is a twist on the traditional holiday favorite. It's full of fresh, tart cranberries, and sweet orange juice.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Orange Cranberry Sauce
Servings: 32 Servings
Calories: 31kcal


  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh orange zest
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice


  • Combine sugar, cornstarch, and orange zest in a small bowl.
  • Place cranberries, water, orange juice, and sugar mixture in a medium saucepan and cook over medium-low heat.
  • Stir to combine and continue to stir until sugar melts.
  • Allow mixture to come to a boil, stirring every couple of minutes.
  • Cook until sauce reaches desired thickness.
  • Remove from heat and mash remaining berries with a potato masher or let sauce cool and place in a blender or food processor.
  • For a completely smooth sauce, put cooled sauce in a strainer and press through with the back of a spoon. Discard any large leftover pieces.
  • Store uneaten sauce in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.



The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a 2-tablespoon serving size. The sauce can be stored in your fridge for up to 3-days in a sealed container.


Serving: 2Tblsp | Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0mg
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