Add a burst of citrus and warm spice to the classic holiday side dish recipe. Sweet, tart, and delicious!
Course Side Dish, Thanksgiving
Keyword orange cranberry sauce
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 45minutes
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Two12 oz.packages of fresh cranberries,rinsed and drained
Zest of one orange
2cupsorange juice,preferably freshly squeezed (see Note)
1cupdark brown sugar
Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan over medium high heat.
Bring to a boil, then lower heat and allow to simmer until very thick, stirring occasionally, and using a spoon or spatula to "pop" the cranberries. As it becomes thicker, you may have to lower the heat and/or stir more constantly.
Reduce to desired thickness. This could take 30-40 minutes. If you want to be able to mold it, it should almost hold shape when you push it to the side of the pan with a spoon or spatula.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
Strain and push the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl to remove the cinnamon sticks and cranberry skins.
If desired, pour into a mold.
You can squeeze a few extra oranges to use all fresh juice, or use a carton of orange juice to get the full two cups.