Cranberry Sauce with Orange

This simple sauce uses Granny Smith apple to lend sweetness to the tart cranberries.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 6


1 1/2
cups water
bag (12 oz) fresh or frozen (thawed) cranberries (3 cups)
Granny Smith apple, peeled, chopped
cup sugar
tablespoon grated orange peel
cup orange juice
Orange peel strips, if desired

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, stir together water, cranberries, apple, sugar, grated orange peel and orange juice. Heat to boiling over medium heat; reduce heat.
  • 2 Simmer uncovered 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cranberries begin to burst and mixture is thickened. Cool completely. Store covered in refrigerator. Garnish with orange peel strips.

Expert Tips

Add a little spice with some ground cinnamon, ginger or cloves.

This cranberry sauce can be made up to 3 days in advance; cover tightly and refrigerate.