Cranberry Orange Sauce

A Thanksgiving tradition and favorite. I like to make my cranberry sauce from fresh cranberries instead of canned, and it is actually quite easy to make.

A basic cranberry sauce requires just fresh cranberries, sugar and water. I like the Orange flavor in mine and sometimes a bit of added spice as well.

What you’ll need:

  • Fresh Cranberries – 1 bag or 12 oz
  • Raw Sugar – 1/2 to 1 cup (to taste)
  • Fresh Orange Juice – 3/4 cup
  • Orange Zest of 1 orange
  • Cloves – 4 to 5 (optional)


1. In a saucepan, add the Cranberries, Sugar, Orange Juice, Orange Zest and Cloves.

2. Mix and simmer on medium low for about 8 minutes.

3. As the cranberries pop, mash them against the sides of the pan using a wooden spoon.

4. Simmer for another 2 minutes and switch off heat. Let cool and enjoy!

Can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days.



Instead of Orange Juice and Orange Zest, add 1/2 cup of Orange Marmalade and follow the same directions.

This is made with homemade Orange Marmalade.