Cranberry Sauce

cranberry sauce with orange juice

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This quick and easy cranberry sauce recipe is homemade and only requires a few ingredients. This recipe has brown sugar and orange juice making it a delicious, sweet, and tangy cranberry sauce.

cranberry sauce with orange juice

Cranberry Sauce – Sweet, Tangy, and Simple to Make

Do you love cranberry sauce around the holidays? Maybe you like it in your muffins, on chicken, on turkey, or as a dipping sauce.

No matter how you want to use cranberry sauce, this recipe is going to knock your socks off. This fresh and easy homemade cranberry sauce is delicious and so easy to make.

This cranberry sauce with brown sugar is a traditional must-have. If you are looking for a sweet and tangy recipe, this cranberry sauce with orange juice and brown sugar is a perfect choice.

All you need are some real whole fresh cranberries and a few other ingredients.

Cranberry Sauce ingredients

What Ingredients Go Into Homemade Cranberry Sauce?

Are you tired of buying cranberry sauce from the store? Do you finally want a delicious cranberry sauce recipe that you can make from home?

If so, you will only need a few ingredients to make this amazing cranberry sauce recipe.

The ingredients that you will need include the following:

● Water

● Orange juice

● Light Brown sugar

● Granulated White sugar

● Vanilla

● Cinnamon

● Fresh Cranberries

After you have gotten these ingredients, you can go home and start making this simple cranberry sauce.

How to Make Fresh Cranberry Sauce with Orange Juice in 4 Easy Steps

If you are looking forward to celebrating the holidays, then one of the things on your mind is probably what you will be cooking for a holiday meal. No holiday meal should be complete without cranberry sauce with orange juice.

To make this recipe for cranberry sauce all you need to do is the following:

● Mix the sugars, cinnamon, water, orange juice, and cranberries over medium heat.

● Cook them until the mixture is boiling

● Return them to a simmer

● Cook until the berries have burst and they are to your desired thickness

If you follow these directions to a tee, you will love the cranberry sauce every single time. Now, you have the most perfect and delicious cranberry sauce.

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Can Cranberry Sauce Be Made in Advance?

Are you wanting to prepare for your holiday party or holiday meal ahead of time? If so, that isn’t a problem at all.

You can do this without missing out on the cranberry sauce. With this cranberry sauce recipe, you can make it in advance.

cranberry sauce with orange juice

How to Serve Homemade Cranberry Sauce (Hot or Cold)?

How do you like your cranberry sauce? Do you love it hot or cold? No matter what you choose, with this cranberry sauce with orange juice reipe, it will be served perfectly every time.

With that being said, having this cold or room temperature ensures it is ready for everyone to eat.

How Long Will the Cranberry Sauce Keep?

If you do decide to make this cranberry sauce recipe ahead of time, it will keep for 7 days.

This means you can make it well before the party or meal, whenever you have the time. You can also make extra to have leftover cranberry sauce, as well.

Can I Freeze Cranberry Sauce?

Do you want to have a stash of cranberry sauce that you can add to your meals at any time? If so, then you can freeze this cranberry sauce recipe for 3 months.

Making cranberry sauce has never been easier. Now that you have this recipe, this is going to be a hit at all of the holiday parties, thanksgiving dinner, and in your own house, as well.

cranberry sauce

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Cranberry Sauce

cranberry sauce with orange juice

Cranberry Sauce

If you are looking for a sweet and tangy cranberry recipe, this cranberry sauce with orange juice and brown sugar is a perfect choice.
5 from 10 votes


  • 1 12 oz. bag of cranberries washed
  • ½ cup of water
  • ½ cup of orange juice
  • ¾ cup of granulated white sugar
  • ¼ light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • teaspoon of salt a pinch


  • Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer for about 15 minutes or until cranberries begin to pop, stirring occasionally.
  • Turn the mixture off and let cool. It will thicken as it cools. Serve at room temperature.
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  • Reply Dannii 2021/10/07 at 11:24 am

    5 stars
    You can’t beat homemade cranberry sauce. Perfect for Christmas with turkey.

    • Reply Dionne 2021/10/08 at 12:39 pm

      Yes. It is so good and flavorful.

  • Reply Mahy 2021/10/07 at 11:35 am

    5 stars
    So quick and easy, I may swap my favorite cranberry sauce recipe with this one. Yum!

  • Reply Lima 2021/10/07 at 11:51 am

    5 stars
    Bookmarked for Thanksgiving! Love the orange juice idea!

    • Reply Dionne 2021/10/08 at 12:38 pm

      Thank you. I hope your family enjoys it!

  • Reply Roxana 2021/10/07 at 11:56 am

    5 stars
    Just in time for a great cranberry sauce. Easy recipe with so many tips and step by step instructions.

  • Reply Kristen 2021/10/20 at 4:53 pm

    5 stars
    This is a great cranberry sauce recipe. The orange juice totally makes it!

    • Reply Dionne 2021/10/29 at 12:55 pm

      Yes, I love the addition of orange juice for the tang it gives.

  • Reply Jessica Formicola 2021/10/20 at 5:00 pm

    5 stars
    I’ve never been a fan of cranberry sauce, but I’ve only ever had the canned stuff. This recipe has made me a convert and I can’t wait to make it for Thanksgiving!

  • Reply Heather 2021/10/20 at 5:01 pm

    5 stars
    Oh I love homemade cranberry sauce…no canned for me thanks! Can’t wait to try this version with my turkey this Thanksgiving!

    • Reply Dionne 2021/10/29 at 12:54 pm

      Homemade is delicious.

  • Reply Anjali 2021/10/20 at 5:53 pm

    5 stars
    Love this homemade cranberry sauce recipe!! Will definitely be adding it to our Thanksgiving menu this year!

  • Reply Sara Welch 2021/10/20 at 6:20 pm

    5 stars
    This was such a delicious and easy sauce; was the perfect touch with dinner. Looking forward to serving this again for Thanksgiving!

    • Reply Dionne 2021/10/29 at 12:53 pm

      Glad it worked out well for your dinner.

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