Cranberry Orange Sauce
Cranberry Sauce doesn’t have to come out of a tin can. This homemade recipe makes for the perfect holiday side dish. Fresh cranberries are cooked with orange zest, orange juice, and brown sugar to create a thick, colorful, sweet, delicious fruit reduction that your guests are sure to love.
- 12 ounce fresh cranberries, divided
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3 cup orange juice, about 1 whole orange
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar, you can also use granulated sugar if you prefer
- 2 tsp orange zest
Rinse your cranberries thoroughly to remove any dirt and pick through any bad cranberries. Reserve 1/2 cup of cranberries and set aside.
In a medium saucepan combine the remaining cranberries, water, orange juice and sugar.
Bring to a boil then reduce the mixture to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the sauce if thickened and the cranberries have split open. Take off of the heat and stir in the orange zest and the 1/2 cup of reserved cranberries.
Allow the cranberry sauce to cool before serving or refrigerate until you are ready to serve.