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cranberry orange sauce in a dish topped with orange slices and star anise

Cranberry Orange Sauce

Krista Stechman
This Cranberry Orange Sauce is a taste of the holidays. It's sweet, it's tart and it's packed with warm spices that scream holidays! This sauce is perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner, sides
Cuisine american
Servings 10 people
Calories 252 kcal


  • Dutch oven or large sauce pot
  • oven
  • chef knife


Cranberry Orange Sauce

  • 1 cup walnuts toasted
  • 24 oz fresh cranberries
  • cups granny smith apples ¼ inch dice
  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup water
  • ¾ cup raisins
  • cup orange juice fresh squeezed
  • tbsp lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • tsp allspice


Toasting the Walnuts

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and lay walnuts out on a sheet tray
  • Roast the walnuts for 7-10 minutes until lightly browned. Check them after 7, they can burn quickly
  • Set aside walnuts to cool then rough chop them

Making the Cranberry Orange Sauce

  • Add all ingredients to Dutch oven and give a good stir. Heat over medium heat until it comes to a boil
  • Turn the heat down and continue to simmer for 15-20 minutes
    cranberry orange sauce after being simmered
  • Remove from the heat and let cool
  • Transfer to a storage container or serving dish and refrigerate until chilled. Serve and enjoy!
    cranberry orange sauce in a serving dish


Calories: 252kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 65mgPotassium: 240mgFiber: 5gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 71IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Keyword christmas, cranberry, holiday, holiday sides, quick recipe, thanksgiving
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