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Cranberry sauce with orange juice in a white serving bowl.
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5 from 9 votes

Orange Cranberry Sauce

Orange Cranberry Sauce is a classic Thanksgiving side dish that’s so easy to make. It costs just $3.09 to make and 39¢ per serving. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberries, Thanksgiving
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 86kcal
Cost: $3.09


  • medium saucepan
  • Wooden spoon


  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • 1 orange zested
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 12 ounce bag cranberries or 3 cups picked through
  • ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring orange juice, orange zest, sugar, and salt to a boil. Stir in cranberries and return mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until slightly thickened, saucy, and about 2/3 of cranberries have popped open about 5-6 minutes.
  • Stir in cinnamon. Transfer cranberry sauce to a ​serving bowl, cool to room temperature, and serve or chill until ready to serve.


Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg