Stupid-Easy Recipe for Homemade Citrus Cranberry Sauce (#1 Top-Rated)


Small chunks of orange along with orange and lemon zest give bright, fresh flavor to traditional cranberry sauce. You can make this several days ahead if you like — it keeps well in the refrigerator for a week.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Homemade Citrus Cranberry Sauce.

1. Info for Homemade Citrus Cranberry Sauce

  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Servings: 10
  • Calories: 133.5 kcal

2. Ingredients for Homemade Citrus Cranberry Sauce

  • 2 navel oranges (medium)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lb. cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

3. Directions:

3.1 Prep

Finely grate 1 tsp. orange zest and 1 tsp. lemon zest. Put in a small bowl. Save rest of lemon for other uses.

Cut the rind and outer white membrane from the oranges, following the curve of the fruit. Cut between the inner membranes to remove orange segments. Cut each segment into thirds and transfer to the bowl with the citrus zest.

3.2 Stove

Combine the cranberries, sugar, and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cook until all cranberries have popped and mixture thickens slightly, 8-10 minutes.

3.3 Prep

Stir in the orange segments and citrus zest. Remove from heat and cool cranberry sauce to room temperature.

3.4 Serve

Chill sauce at least 3 hours before serving to thicken.


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