Cranberry-Orange Sauce

cranberry-orange sauce
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  • 8Servings


  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus more if desired
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 12 ounce bag fresh cranberries, rinsed


In a medium saucepan, heat 1/2 cup water with the orange zest, orange juice, sugar and salt over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the cranberries and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the cranberries burst and the sauce has thickened slightly, about 7 minutes. Sweeten with more sugar, if desired. Let the sauce cool to room temperature before serving.