Post Categories: November 2013

A Taste of the Season: Cranberry Orange Sauce

Adapted from

Ditch the can opener and wow your Thanksgiving guests with this delicious homemade cranberry sauce!



1 bag (12 oz.) fresh cranberries
1 1/3 c. sugar
1 tbsp. finely shredded orange peel
¼ c. water
2 tbsp. lemon juice
¼ c. orange-flavored liqueur or orange juice


  1. In a 4-quart saucepan, mix cranberries, sugar, orange peel, water and lemon juice. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until juices start to flow and sugar is dissolved.
  2. Cover saucepan, increase heat to medium and simmer 6 to 8 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until cranberries pop.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in liqueur or orange juice.
  4. Transfer to bowl and refrigerate for about 1 hour or until completely cooled.