Cranberry Orange Sauce is so easy to make there is no reason to buy the canned stuff. The orange, cinnamon, and cloves really bring the cranberries to life with a delicious holiday twist. Your Thanksgiving turkey won’t know what hit it!
I didn’t think I liked cranberry sauce until I tried this Cranberry Orange Sauce. Now I can’t imagine eating my Thanksgiving turkey without it. It really make turkey come alive.
Cranberry Orange Sauce is so simple to make there really in no excuse not to make it from scratch. One of the great things about this recipe is that you can make it a few days ahead of time and store in the refrigerator until Thanksgiving.
Trust me, I know how crazy busy Thanksgiving day can get, so I am all about making as much as I can a head of time! Once you try this recipe I promise you will never buy the canned stuff again!
Spread the Cranberry Orange Sauce over over cream cheese and serve it with crackers for a delicious appetizer. You can find the recipe here.
With love from my kitchen to yours,
Cranberry Orange Sauce
1 pkg. of fresh cranberries
Zest of 1 orange
1 ½ cup of orange juice
¾ cup of brown sugar
2 tsp. of cinnamon
¼ tsp. of ground cloves
- Place the cranberries in a colander and rinse with cold water. Pick out any bad cranberries. Place the cranberries and the remaining ingredients in a large saucepan over medium high heat and bring to a boil.
- Lower the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the cranberries pop and the sauce thickens. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Transfer the cranberry sauce to a bowl and place in the refrigerator to chill. The cranberry sauce will continue to thicken as it chills.
This recipe is adapted from Cinnamon Orange Scented Cranberry Sauce by Cupcake and Kale Chips
Here are a few other Thanksgiving recipes you should try.