Orange-Scented Cranberry Sauce

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Makes 3 1/2 cups

This recipe makes plenty for the Thanksgiving feast and leftover turkey sandwiches.


  • 2 bags (12 ounces each) fresh or frozen cranberries

  • 1 ½ cups sugar

  • 4 wide strips orange zest, plus 1 cup fresh orange juice

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar, orange zest, and 1/2 cup water; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high. Reduce to a simmer and cook until thickened, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in orange juice.

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