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A white bowl of homemade cranberry sauce with orange juice, fresh cranberries scattered around the bowl and a slice of orange next to a Christmas tree
Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Orange Juice
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Homemade cranberry sauce with orange juice and brown sugar, the best sauce to serve with your Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey. Ready in just 10 minutes from scratch if you use fresh cranberries, or 15 minutes if you use frozen ones. So easy, and so flavourful, with only 3 ingredients, and nothing else. It's packed with festive flavours, and goes down well with every roast too.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: English
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 211 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 1 lb frozen cranberries 450 g - you can also use fresh ones
  • 2 oranges
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  1. Grate the oranges and then cut it in half and use a citrus squeezer to squeeze the juice out.

  2. Add the juice and sugars to a pan and simmer for a few minutes until the sugar has dissolved.

  3. Tip the cranberries in and simmer for a further 15 minutes or until the sauce thickens.

  4. Transfer to a bowl and serve cold.

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Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Orange Juice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 252mg7%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 50mg61%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.