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Orange Cranberry Sauce

A delicious twist on the classic favorite put on everyone's Thanksgiving holiday table. Add this wonderful sauce to any dish, or spread it over warm buttermilk biscuits straight from the oven. Mmmmm!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 1/4 Cup Servings


  • 1 cup Water
  • 11/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 12oz Package fresh cranberries washed, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tsp Grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup Orange juice or juice squeezed from a large fresh orange


  1. Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil; add cranberries, return to boil. 

  2. Reduce heat and boil gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Stir in grated orange peel and juice.

  4. Cover and cool completely at room temperature. Spoon sauce into serving dish and chill for 4-6 hours.

Recipe Notes

This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled for larger groups and gift giving.