Cranberry-Orange Sauce

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 orange, zest cut into strips and juiced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
Directions

Put all the ingredients into a saucepan over medium heat and simmer until the cranberries burst and the sauce thickens, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve at room temperature or cool and refrigerate. Remove the cinnamon stick before serving.


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I've made this simple sauce for the last two Thanksgivings. No cinnamon stick in my daughter's NYC apt. so simply substituted a dash of ground cinnamon. This year I cut back on the sugar to make a slightly tarter version-yum, especially on leftover Turkey sandwiches. Next year I may need to double!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed the recipe to a T, and omygawd it was absolutely the best. We loved it so much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
!Tylers' recipes are always the ultimate. First time I have tried making out of can cranberry sauce and holly molly! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I peeled and cut up 2 oranges, 1/2 c. sugar,1/2 c pecans and cooked with berries..perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe. I zest my orange and I added 1/2 cup Walnuts. Love this stuff! I've made this 3 years now. Think this one will be around for a very long time. Thanks Tyler! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A nice simple recipe,love it. Instead of the sugar I simply add a half of a jar of organic apricot jam and a couple of cups of pom arils, frozen or fresh. A holiday fave in our house every year. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic!! We've made this recipe every Thanksgiving and Christmas, so easy to make and always requested again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was amazing. Super easy and fast. I will add a bit more sugar next time, though. It was very tart. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Always my go-to cranberry sauce recipe! I usually add nutmeg, allspice, and some ginger too item not reviewed by moderator and published
WHOA! this was the best! Sour? NOT! 12 oz berries/ 1/2 c. sugar was just perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made this, delicious! I added about 1/4c more sugar and a pealed chopped apple. This will be my go to cranberry sauce recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The written recipe needs to be edited to match the video recipe. I added more sugar, cinnamon and some cloves for some extra flavor. One whole orange was too over-powering. I would use half an orange next time. I also added some water while it was cooking so it wouldn't stick at the bottom. Follow the video recipe instead of the written one! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been making this cranberry sauce for years. it's a big hit every holiday. that canned stuff is no longer allowed at the dinner table. item not reviewed by moderator and published
To die for! I make this every year at Thanksgiving and just love it. The only thing I change is I add more sugar as 1/2c is a little too tart for me. Easy, simple, and awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delish and oh so easy!! It took me about the same amount of time to make this as it does to open the can! Thanks Food Network for showing me what cranberry sauce is suppose to be! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The written recipe and the video completely conflict on the amount of ingredients used. item not reviewed by moderator and published
perfect my husbands favorite item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect as is item not reviewed by moderator and published
I hate canned cranberries, but I LOVED this!!! It was super easy to make too and the citris orange flavor with the cranberry are perfect together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVED this! Unfortunately, I'm the only one in my family who enjoys cranberry, so I didn't get any other reviews, but I thought it was fantastic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A great side to your favorite turkey recipe. I used a small cinnamon stick so the flavor was not so overpowering. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious...have made this 2 years in a row for thanksgiving,and its a total hit!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
To take this recipe over the edge add a box of cherry jello cook and add to cranberrries after cooked let cool and set in fridge yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best cranberry sauce I've ever had by far. We generally try to change things up each holiday season: different recipes for turkey, stuffing, potatoes, salad, etc., but in five years I've never searched for another recipe for cranberry sauce because this one is so good. For those saying it was too tart, remember that cranberries vary in tartness so be sure to taste before serving and adjust the amount of sugar accordingly. 1/2 cup has always worked perfect for us. Then again, we like it a little tart. Thanks for another amazing recipe, Tyler! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy, perfect, delicious! No more canned cranberry sauce in this house! Thanks Tyler! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A bit more tart than I like but it made for a nice presentation and my guests went back for seconds so I'd call it a success. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sorry Tyler, I made this and almost ruined my Thanksgiving dinner. It should have AT LEAST a cup of sugar. If you could have seen the faces that tasted it. It was so tart we could not eat it. I usually taste things before I serve them, but trusted Tyler...:(..tried it with more sugar the next time and it was awesome. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty, my family loved it Thanksgiving. My only suggestion is maybe to add some orange juice in addition to the pot. The orange I zesty was good, but didn't have alot of juice so the flavor wasn't as strong as I wanted. My daughter's boyfriend thought it was great but suggested maybe adding a 1/2 cup of red wine to it next time. Might have to try it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the BEST cranberry sauce recipe I have come across yet. Packages of cranberries come in 12 oz fresh bags where I lived, so I did have to alter the recipe accordingly. I still used a whole orange and its juice. I also did not have a cinnamon stick in my pantry, and used 1/4 tsp of cinnamon in its place. The flavor is bright, the orange really compliments the cranberries well, and the addition of cinnamon is surpisingly good. btw - I've made this recipe twice. It is important to keep cooking the sauce until the all of the berries are burst and the liquid feels like you are stirring a jam. My first go-round I was too impatient and the sauce, while yummy, was too liquidy and tart. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Way too tart for us. I added in a few spoonfulls of apricot jam and that worked nicely. : item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe made me like cranberry sauce!!!! Delicious! We substituted 3 clementines for the orange. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make, fresh ingredients, what could possibly be better!! Cranberries the way it was meant to be. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We love this cranberry sauce! I have made this the last few years and never liked canned cranberries and love this. As usual I don't keep cinnamon sticks in the house so I just add some ground cinnamon and it always tastes wonderful. Just thought I would write a review this year as I am back to retrieve the recipe. Happy Thanksgiving item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used local honey - about 1/3 cup since I like it a bit more tart. So easy, and delicious. I never eat the canned stuff anymore, and use all organic ingredients. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good recipe for a base, but so many modifications by so many people that the recipe is almost unrecognizable. I used a cup of orange juice along with the zest of one orange and used organic blue agave instead of sugar. After taking the sauce off the heat, I added the two cinnamon sticks. Refrigerate over night and removed the cinnamon sticks before serving. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fabulous and super easy to make!! I also added some grand marnier for an extra kick and orange flavor... My guest loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used a 12 ounce bag of cranberries and one good sized orange. This recipes is super easy, super delicious, and it will make you never want to used canned again. One of the best cranberry sauce recipes I have tasted and is now a regular staple for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner at our house. I only used about 1/3 cup of sugar as I like my cranberry sauce slightly tart. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never cared much for whole cranberry sauce but this spicy recipe has changed my mind. It is great on leftover sandwiches too! Very very easy and everyone was loved it item not reviewed by moderator and published
delicious--!! Easy and so great, sent twice to bring when invited, and all raved it--!! Shall do it again this Easter item not reviewed by moderator and published
My Mother -in-law and my sister-in-law both loved it and wanted the recipe. My husband thought it was yummy also. Very easy to make and made the house smell like Christmas. : item not reviewed by moderator and published
sorry entered on wrong recipie item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not a big fan of cranberry sauce, but I watched this on tv and thought it looked cool and decided to test it this Thanksgiving. I liked this sauce and will keep it for next year. Very simple and fun to make. This is one you can let your kids work on to get them involved in the kitchen. I used 1 12 oz bag of cranberries and think that helped temper the tang and make it orangier. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe and would recommend to anyone who likes a tart cranberry sauce. I added Pama liquer and found it to be a delightful addition. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super super easy! I made it tonight for our Thanksgiving dinner! I had two 12 ounce bags of cranberries and I only used one bag, so I added 1/2 a cup of sugar and instead of a regular orange I used the peel and juice of a blood orange and cooked the segments along with the cranberries. I do suggest adding more sugar, it was tart like cranberry sauce is suppose to be, I happen to like it that way. I also added powdered cinnamon (I didn't have a cinnamon stick turned out beautifully. I also left the cranberries whole( it's more like chutney then sauce and I did add a little water, but it was a nice thick consitencency! I didn't taste the orange peel maybe because I cooked out?? Super super tasty...thank you Tyler Florence! This will be on m Thanksginig table from now on! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tyler you are the man but this recipe is not good. I thought I was eating a handful of green sour patch kids. Please revise this so no one else tries it. Thanks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
tasty and very simple to make.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cranberry sauce definitely beats the canned stuff. I used spenda instead of regular sugar but next time I will just use regular sugar because it was a little too sweet with the splenda. I ended up having to mash some of the cranberries with a wooden spoon because I didn't want it quite as chunky as it turned out but despite that, it was still very very tasty! Will be making every year. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This takes cranberry sauce to a new level without a lot of effort. In fact it's extremely simple to cook. My family loved it. I will never open a can of this stuff again. I added a little additional sugar and dollop of orange preserves. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy to make. This easy thing to make for my Thanksgiving Dinner. I add 1/4 cup of Grand Marnier. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made for thanks giving dinner tomorrow and it is so good! I did have to change the recipe a bit because I only had a 12oz. bag of cranberries so I just added an extra 1/4 cup of sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my third year making this sauce. My family loves this recipe. For a twist this year will be making a extra batch and adding it to our apple pie for cranberry apple pie. Thanks Tyler for a great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
SO easy and flavorful!!! I think the tartness others are commenting on is determined by your particular cranberries and orange juice (and personal taste. I made exactly as the recipe says, with the exception of adding 1/2 c of cointreau. I thought it was perfect as is, but hubby thought it needed more sugar. So I added a couple more tablespoons toward the end of cooking. Delicious and honestly WHY would anyone buy that gelatinous glob in the can?!?!?!?!? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an excellent cranberry sauce. I'll be preparing it for a second year, following our new tradition of staying home for Thanksgiving. My husband doesn't care for cranberry sauces but actually gave a thumbs up on this one! I agree that the rate of "difficulty" should be dialed down to easy. I am an o.k. cook and was initially discouraged when I saw level of difficulty because I thought with all the cooking I had to do already for Thanksgiving this would just add more time, BUT it didn't!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't know why this is "difficult" to make it's the easiest thing to do for Thanksgiving! Hubby hated the "whole berry" sauce but this is his favorite! The ONLY cranberry sauce worth making. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This will be my 3rd year making this recipe. It has been a big hit. I've been asked numerous times already if it will appear at Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. Its so simple yet so flavorful. Thanks Tyler!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious and so easy to make. Used the extra large fresh cranberries. Added about a tablespoon of Amaretto. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been making one batch for myself and my daughter-in-law for the past 3 years ... everyone else eats that jellied stuff! Here's a twist. I can't tolerate a lot of sugar, so I use 1/3 c. sugar to 2/3 c. Splenda. It comes out fine. It's one of my "go-to" recipes at holiday time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Third year in a row doing this one for Thanksgiving. Simple and delicious! Of course some personal tweaking is always acceptable right? This year-Cointreau. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cranberry sauce is so GOOD...! I added lime zest and juice as well, Thanks Tyler for a simple Thanksgiving recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was so yummy Tyler! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is THE BEST cranberry recipe ever. It will be on my table again this Thanksgiving item not reviewed by moderator and published
Will cook this sauce for third Thanksgiving in a row! It's always a star on the table. Very delish!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This year will be my third Thanksgiving with this particular cranberry sauce. It is so easy and versitile; I usually double the batch using 1/3 brown sugar, 2/3 white sugar (instead of all white and cardamom (which tastes great with the citrus. This year I added about a teaspoon of allspice, clove and nutmeg to a double+ batch. I am also making it in advance for mutiple parties so I will be freezing it, if it does not taste as well after thawing I will update this post although I am sure it will be fine. Enjoy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked the recipe. The cranberry sauce tasted just like it was out of a swason T.V dinner lol. I would recomand this recipe to anyone trying to make crainberry sause for the first time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw several raters say that this was too tart for their taste. I could only get 12 oz. bags of cranberries so I used the recipe exactly as it was written except that I used 12 oz. instead of 16 oz. It came out delicious. Not a big cranberry sauce fan but I loved this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This will be my second year to use this simple yet yummy recipe to impress my family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We make a cranberry jezabel appetiser that we serve over cream cheese with crackers. I wanted to use fresh cranberries and make my own sauce. This was a simple recipe - but I couldn't find stick cinnamon in my cupboard - but I had red hot candies - so I added a tablespoon of those. It's still cooling - so I will have to post results later... item not reviewed by moderator and published
My daughter loves this sauce on her turkey sandwiches for lunch. I freeze it in the little plastic containers and take one out each week to make school lunches. On special days I will add a little smoked gouda and a bacon strip to the sandwich. The sauce is good on it's own too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious. Can't believe it's marked "difficult"...by far the EASIEST part of my meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great tasting sauce even for those like myself who are not fans of cranberry sauce. Easy recipe, do not be fooled by the difficult label. A good recipe to give the non cooks who insist on bringing a dish to the dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually don't like cranberry sauce but made it for Thanksgiving because hubby likes it! it was great! hubby loved it as well! would definitely be making this on special occasions item not reviewed by moderator and published
TO GOOD TO DESCRIBE HE IS AN AMAZING CHEF AND ALL OF HIS RECIPES HAVE NEVER FAILED ME!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Did not like this recipe at all. It was too sour for my tast and the cinamon stick just did not pop. The orange zest made it bitter. Could be a fabulous recipe,just needs tweeking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is difficult?? item not reviewed by moderator and published
There must be a mistake with the sugar amount! No one could eat this as it was way too tart! Maybe 1-1/2 cups sugar? Did anyone else have this problem? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just the right amount of tang. Great with turkey item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW! Excellent, simple recipe - a total crowd pleaser! This will be our holiday cranberry sauce from now on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make and absolutely delicious!! My family loved it and was excited to have some real cranberry sauce - not from a can. Start with a little less sugar and then add more to your liking. Can also use honey or agave nectar if you don't want to use a lot of sugar. Will be making this again next year! item not reviewed by moderator and published
amazing!!! it was easy to make and everyone loved it.. simple directions with just a few ingredients... I did however add 1/4c of gran marnier and it tasted wonderful... I will be using this every year now as the one and only recipe.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOVE THIS SAUCE!! Came across the recipe a few years ago and decided to give it a try ...DELICIOUS!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't generally eat cranberry sauce, but this is delicious! And, it was super simple to make. I don't know why anyone would ever eat the canned stuff (which is probably what makes people believe they don't like cranberry sauce to begin with). item not reviewed by moderator and published
THE BEST!!!!!--and I'ver never liked cranberry sauce! item not reviewed by moderator and published
ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! easy to make item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVE IT! Way better than any can and its so easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG!!!! This is the first time I ever made my own cranberry sauce and WOW how great this tastes. I will never buy a canned carnberry again. Thank you Tyler for this great recipe. easy fast and yummy!!! Ira of Yukon, OK item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is easy to follow and turns out a show-stopping cranberry sauce. I am not traditionally a cranberry sauce fan, but this makes a delicious sauce that is sure to amaze your guests! Loved it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is amazingly simple (don't know why it's rated "difficult"-must be a typo) and, as Tyler says, absolutely "delicious". A required, Thanksgiving Day staple that is sure to please all palates! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect recipe. Easy to make, good for the last 15 minutes or so of the turkey cooking (I even waited until I took the turkey out of the oven and it was resting), and really tasty. This is the recipe you want if you want traditional, homemade cranberry sauce! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy and a wonderful, fresh addition to our Thanksgiving table last year! I'll be taking it to our potluck again this year. item not reviewed by moderator and published
love cranberries and this was GREAT with turkey at Thanksgiving. Making it again this year. item not reviewed by moderator and published
why does the FN description say it is "difficult"?! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Almost as easy as getting it out of a can...But sooooooooo much tastier. DELICIOUS. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my go to cranberry recipe for the holidays! Yumm! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last year so good. Put left overs in ice cube trays and froze. great for later. Will make again this year item not reviewed by moderator and published
I served this last Thanksgiving and it is the best sauce ever. I'm serving it again this year. I also made some and mix with walnuts and my oatmeal for breakfast. It's delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I will never buy canned cranberry again. I was a hero to my family on Thanksgiving and Christmas! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So glad I tried this recipe...it's fantastic. I used a little less sugar than called for with 2 12 oz. bags of cranberries and a little extra orange juice. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made it to bring to my family's Thanksgiving dinner and got a unanimous 2 thumbs up from everyone there. It's going to become a staple. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for Thansgiving this year. My husband is a newly diagnosed diabetic, so I was trying to find ways to make some of the higher sugar dishes with less sugar. I made this using Splenda instead of sugar and it turned out perfect! It was one of my favorite dishes! I used the leftover as a spread on my turkey sandwich later - by far the best sandwich ever! This is a very EASY recipe (I am assuming the DIFFICULT rating is someone's idea of a joke because it was simple). Thanks, Tyler! This will be my cranberry sauce every year going forward. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yes this is awesome. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't understand whether the recipe wanted 6 oz. total or 2 6 oz. packages for a total of 12 oz. of cranberries. I just watched the video and it wasn't mentioned there either. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe I am looking at says 2- 8oz pkgs. So, 16 oz total. May I just rant for a second?! I get sooo tired of the video recipes and the "written" recipes that are supposed to match having different amounts from one another on Food Network. A consistent problem. Never know which to use. Confusing and frustrating! item not reviewed by moderator and published
read your note about adding box of cherry jello - do you just add the dry jello to cranberries when you cook them & do you add extra water item not reviewed by moderator and published
What about Gran Maniet? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used clementines too....delish! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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