This perfectly sweet and tart cranberry sauce with orange and cinnamon is deceptively easy to make! It’s the perfect side dish for a rich and hearty Thanksgiving dinner!
Cranberry sauce is an essential Thanksgiving side dish! And while I love, appreciate, and serve the canned stuff I also love, appreciate, and serve a jammy homemade version! The secret ingredient in this recipe is a jar of orange marmalade!
If you’ve never made your own cranberry sauce before you have to try this recipe! It’s only five simple ingredients simmered until the berries are soft and the sugars and juices are syrupy. The end result is a perfectly balanced sweet and tart cranberry sauce that compliments all your favorite sides!
Here’s everything you need to make cranberry sauce with orange and cinnamon: fresh cranberries, orange marmalade, orange juice, cinnamon and sugar.
Recipes Step by Step:
Step 1. Simmer the Cranberries
Place all of the ingredients in a small saucepot. Bring to a simmer and cook for 20-30 minutes stirring often to avoid scorching. Simmer the sauce until cranberries burst and the juices are syrupy. Turn off the heat, stir in the orange juice.
Step 2. Cool and Serve
Remove the pot from heat. Let cool completely at room temperature, then transfer to a bowl to chill in the refrigerator.
Cranberry sauce can be served chilled or at room temperature.
Yes, cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools. Cranberries are naturally rich in pectin.
Absolutely! Cranberry sauce will stay fresh in the fridge for up to a week!
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Cranberry Sauce with Orange and Cinnamon
- 1 12oz bag fresh cranberries
- 1 13oz jar orange marmalade
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ c water
- ¼ c sugar
- 2 tbsp orange juice
- Place all of the ingredients, except the orange juice, in a small sauce pot. Bring to a simmer and cook for 20-30 minutes stirring often to avoid scorching. Simmer the sauce until cranberries burst and the juices are syrupy. Turn off the heat, stir in the orange juice.
- Remove the pot from heat. Let cool completely at room temperature, then transfer to a bowl to chill in the refrigerator.