Cinnamon Orange Cranberry Sauce

FRESH cranberry sauce is incredibly easy to make and oh so flavorful. This Cinnamon Orange Cranberry Sauce is ready in under 15 minutes and makes a great condiment for your leftover turkey sandwiches.

Cinnamon Orange Cranberry Sauce in glass jars surrounded by cinnamon sticks and fresh cranberries
It’s Thanksgiving prep GO TIME people! If you’re anything like me, you’re busy searching for the perfect recipes for your THANKSGIVING FEAST. While pondering questions like: How am I going to cook my TURKEY? What SIDE dishes are we going to serve? How much oven space do I have for the dozen recipes I want to make? What can I make in advance? I should probably add what drinks to serve to that list as well just for my well being.

I’m hoping I can make your holiday a little less stressful with some holiday recipe inspiration in the form of this FRESH Cinnamon Orange Cranberry Sauce.  There’s really no reason to grab a can opener when you have this instead. It’s fresh and flavorful and is ready in 15 minutes. Did I mention it can be a few days in advance? Go ahead and scratch one thing off your check list!


Cinnamon orange cranberry sauce in jars with cinnamon sticks to side

How Do You Make Homemade Cranberry Sauce?

It is really as simple as placing the ingredients into a sauce pan. Stir and cook until the cranberries start to pop. Approximately 8-10 minutes.


Cinnamon Orange Cranberry Sauce in jars with cinnamon sticks and fresh cranberries surrounding


How Do You Sweeten Homemade Cranberry Sauce ?

Cranberry Sauce can be sweetened by adding sweeteners like: sugar, maple syrup, and honey.


Cinnamon Orange Cranberry Sauce in jars with cinnamon sticks to side

How Long Does Homemade Cranberry Sauce Last?

Refrigerate homemade cranberry sauce, in an airtight container, within two hours of cooking. Properly stored, homemade cranberry sauce can stay in the refrigerator on average a week. Homemade cranberry sauce can also be frozen.

Cinnamon Orange Cranbery Sauce in jars with cinmamon sticks and fresh cranberries to side

Want a few more options to get lost in that sauce? Try:



Cinnamon Orange Cranberry Sauce

Cinnamon Orange Cranberry Sauce. Fresh cranberry sauce ready in just 15 minutes.


  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries - rinsed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • kosher salt/black pepper
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Into a large sauce pan add: cranberries, sugar, water, orange zest, orange juice. Season with salt and pepper. Mix to combine. Add cinnamon stick.
  2. Heat over medium heat until cranberries start to burst.
  3. Reduce heat to low and continue simmering until cranberries have softened and sauce begins to thicken.Stirring as necessary.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool prior to serving.


Cranberry sauce can be made in advance and refrigerated until ready to enjoy.

If you prefer your cranberry sauce smooth, continue cooking until mixture is smooth.


  1. 1

    I love the cranberry sauce. I really like your recipe. Good idea for holidays. I like all the ingredients and I definitely want to try.

  2. 2

    This is absolutely awesome! I love easy recipes like this, so tasty and flavorful!

  3. 3
    Abeer /

    This looks totally irresistible! So yummy!

  4. 4

    Nothing beats homemade cranberry sauce! I usually try to make extra to use in different ways, and your recipe looks like a great one to try!

  5. 5

    Homemade is always the best and this sounds delicious!

  6. 6

    YUM!!! I love this delicious version!!!

  7. 7

    I know for sure this would be a huge hit in my house!

  8. 8

    I love the flavors you have in this! I have to give it a try!

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