Cranberry Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 12 people
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The Easiest Cranberry Sauce is made from fresh cranberries mixed with orange juice to sweeten the cranberries and topped with an added orange zest for one sweet and tart cranberry sauce. Only takes 10 minutes to make! 

Course Appetizer, Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 12 ounce bag of fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • zest from one orange


  1. In a saucepan add the cranberries, sugar, orange juice, water and orange zest. Over medium low heat cook the cranberries until the sugar has dissolved and the cranberries start to soften.
  2. Increase the heat to medium and continue to stir and cook for another 5-6 minutes until the cranberries burst. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Sauce will thicken as it cools.
Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 34mg1%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 27IU1%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.