Absolutely delicious Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe. The classic homemade fresh cranberry sauce with lemon zest and orange juice is so easy and quick to make. This sauce with a side of Mashed Potatoes will complete your Thanksgiving turkey dinner.
There’s nothing better than a side of homemade cranberry sauce. This recipe only calls for 5 ingredients and is absolutely the best! It will be gone in no time at your Thanksgiving dinner and everyone will be going for seconds. The cranberry orange sauce is a wonderful combination of sweet and tart and the perfect balance of flavors.
How to Make Homemade Cranberry Sauce-
- In a medium saucepan, combine all of the ingredients for the cranberry sauce.
- Cook until cranberries begin to pop.
- Turn heat to med/low and cook an additional 15 minute or until the sauce thickens.
- Enjoy sauce warm or keep refrigerated.
How to store Cranberry Sauce-
Store cooled cranberry sauce in an airtight container like these super cute Mason Jars in the refrigerator for up to one week. This recipe is great to make ahead for the Holidays when you don’t want to be too busy preparing everything in one day.
NOTE: Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools! If the consistency is too thick, add a few tablespoons of water when reheating the sauce.
Can I use frozen cranberries?
Yes, frozen cranberries will work great in this recipe. Let them thaw overnight in the refrigerator so they will cook evenly.
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- 12 oz fresh cranberries
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup orange juice
- 2/3 cup water
- 2 tsp lemon zest
In a medium saucepan, over med/high heat combine all of the ingredients for the sauce.
Stirring frequently so sugar dissolves, cook until the cranberries begin to pop.
Turn heat to med/low and cook an additional 15 minute or until the sauce thickens.
Enjoy the cranberry sauce warm or keep refrigerated.