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Cranberry-Orange Sauce

Thanksgiving is not complete without some cranberry sauce. To add a nice modern twist I am adding in some orange zest and orange juice to create my Cranberry-Orange sauce.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 4


  • 1 pound fresh (or frozen) cranberries (450 g)
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 slices orange zest
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec (or other orange liqueur) optional


  • Add the cranberries to a small pot over high heat followed by the sugar, orange juice, orange zest, cinnamon stick and star anise. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low.
  • Simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the cranberries have burst and the sauce has thickened.
  • Remove from the heat and add the Triple Sec to the pot. Stir to combine then remove the cinnamon stick and star anise.
  • Place in a serving bowl and serve warm. Enjoy!


Keyword christmas side dish, cranberry recipes, cranberry sauce, holiday side dish
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