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This easy Cranberry Sauce with Orange Juice is perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner! I love the hint of orange in this homemade cranberry sauce recipe for a lovely tangy flavor!

When I first held Thanksgiving dinner, I used to buy a canned version of cranberry sauce. Once I began making Cranberry orange sauce myself, I loved how delicious it was and how tasty it was too!

Cranberry Orange Sauce

Hello Friends! 

A friend of mine asked me for this recipe recently so I wanted to share it in advance of Thanksgiving, It will be here before you know it and this recipe is so easy and really tastes great with a turkey dinner. 

This recipe is made with cranberries and the season for cranberries is super short. It is typically available in the markets from October through December. If you cannot find fresh, frozen is the next best thing.

Cranberry Orange Sauce Recipe

Today’s recipe is a wonderful complement to sliced turkey as well as to a turkey sandwich. 

If you are looking for more Thanksgiving dinner recipes, check out

Cranberries for Cranberry Sauce

Cook the cranberries in a saucepan on the stove. 

Making Cranberry Sauce From Scratch

Cook until boiling. 

Cranberry Sauce on the Stove

Let cook slightly before serving. 

Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe

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Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Cranberry Orange Sauce

Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Cranberry Orange Sauce

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This easy Cranberry Orange Sauce is perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner! I love the hint of orange in this homemade cranberry sauce recipe for a lovely tangy flavor!


  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 1/4 cups of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • Juice from two oranges


  1. Wash and drain cranberries.
  2. Bring water to a boil and add cranberries, sugar and orange juice.
  3. Boil for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 33gProtein: 0g

timesaving tips to streamline recipes

  •  I like to make this the day before and let it chill in the refrigerator. 
  • Don’t want to take the time to juice the oranges? Substitute 1/2 cup of prepared orange juice for the juice from oranges. 

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Easy Cranberry Sauce with Orange Juice Recipe

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Monday 9th of November 2020

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Friday 6th of November 2020

I wasn't big on it as a kid but there's something about cranberry sauce! And with orange! I love it with turkey, like as a sauce. Strange as that may be,


Sunday 8th of November 2020

I love it so much more as an adult too!

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