Cranberry-Orange Sauce

Total Time:
25 min
5 min
20 min

8 to 10 servings

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

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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    Fantastic!! We've made this recipe every Thanksgiving and Christmas, so easy to make and always requested again and again.
    This was amazing. Super easy and fast. I will add a bit more sugar next time, though. It was very tart.
    Always my go-to cranberry sauce recipe! I usually add nutmeg, allspice, and some ginger too  
    WHOA! this was the best! Sour? NOT! 12 oz berries/ 1/2 c. sugar was just perfect!
    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.
    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!
    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.
    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.
    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!
    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!
    The written recipe and the video completely conflict on the amount of ingredients used.
    perfect my husbands favorite
    Perfect as is
    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.
    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!
    A great side to your favorite turkey recipe. I used a small cinnamon stick so the flavor was not so overpowering.
    Delicious...have made this 2 years in a row for thanksgiving,and its a total hit!!!
    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!
    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
    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!
    Easy, perfect, delicious! No more canned cranberry sauce in this house! Thanks Tyler!
    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.
    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.
    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.
    What about Gran Maniet?
    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.
    Way too tart for us. I added in a few spoonfulls of apricot jam and that worked nicely. :
    This recipe made me like cranberry sauce!!!! Delicious! We substituted 3 clementines for the orange.
    I used clementines too....delish!
    Easy to make, fresh ingredients, what could possibly be better!! Cranberries the way it was meant to be.
    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
    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.
    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.
    Fabulous and super easy to make!! I also added some grand marnier for an extra kick and orange flavor... My guest loved it!
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