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orange zest cranberry sauce

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Megan Todd
Warren, OH

Cranberry sauce is a staple on most Thanksgiving tables. It adds a wonderful zest to that perfectly roasted Turkey. Every family has their own traditional recipe they use to make this must have dish. I have altered our family recipe to be a little less tart. My niece, who never ate cranberry sauce, now Loves it. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

(2 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For orange zest cranberry sauce

  • 12 oz
    fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/4 c
  • lg
    juice & pulp of one large orange
  • fresh grated zest of one large orange
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1
    cinnamon stick

How To Make orange zest cranberry sauce

  • 1
    In a glass bowl, add juice, pulp, and zest of orange, water, & cinnamon stick. Allow to sit to infuse for 5 minutes.
  • 2
    In a medium saucepan, add cranberries and brown sugar. Add orange juice and cinnamon stick to cranberries and sugar. Cook over medium low heat stirring constantly for 10-15 minutes. Mixture will thicken up.
  • 3
    Can be made a day or two ahead of time. Store in refrigerator with cinnamon stick. Remove cinnamon stick before serving.