Chris’s Cranberry Orange Sauce

Chris's Cranberry Orange Sauce

One of our family’s favorite dishes at Thanksgiving, and well, really any holiday or meal where we have turkey, cranberry sauce.  Specifically, Chris’s Cranberry Orange Sauce. This pretty little beauty of a cranberry sauce got it’s start as an old family recipe passed down to my husband.  He’s been making it for so many years, we dubbed it Chris’s Cranberry Orange Sauce.  Do you make your own sauce or use the store-bought version?

Chris's Cranberry Orange Sauce

Chris’s Cranberry Orange Sauce is the real deal!  Nothing canned or artificial about it.  Only fresh ingredients used to make this sweet and slightly zesty sauce.  The star ingredient is the orange zest.  It’s unexpectedly refreshing and so so yummy.  It pairs perfectly with the tartness of the cranberries and the sweetness of the added sugar.  This easy and simple recipe for Chris’s Cranberry Orange Sauce can be made the day of or can be made ahead of time for your Thanksgiving feast.  It also saves perfectly to use in all your favorite leftover recipes.  Nothing goes better with my Sweet Harvest Stuffing and the likes on Turkey Day, then this freshly made cranberry sauce.  So, pop the turkey in the oven, set your dinner table and enjoy Chris’s Cranberry Orange Sauce with all your Thanksgiving favorites this holiday.

Chris's Cranberry Orange Sauce
10 mins
10 mins
20 mins

Pop the turkey in the oven, set your dinner table and enjoy Chris's Cranberry Orange Sauce with all your Thanksgiving favorites (like Sweet Harvest Stuffing) this holiday.

COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: Thanksgiving
CALORIES: 174 kcal
  • 12 oz Bag of Cranberries, fresh
  • 2 Apple Slices Peeled
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar More to taste
  • 1 Tsp Orange Zest More to taste
  1. Add cranberries and apple slices to a medium pot.  Fill with water - enough to cover the fruit.  

  2. Bring to a rolling boil on high heat.  Boil for 3 minutes or until most of the cranberries have popped open.  

  3. Drain into colander. Use apple sauce mill to grind the apple and cranberry mixture into a bowl.

  4. Add the sugar and the zest and mix thoroughly.  Chill for at least 30 minutes.

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