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Orange Cranberry Sauce or Jelly

Makes about 2 cups of cranberry sauce or 1 1/2 cup of cranberry jelly
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 44kcal
Author: Trang


  • 12 oz fresh cranberries 1 package
  • Zest of 1 orange omit for jelly version
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Water to make 1/2 cup of liquid
  • 1/2 cup orange blossom honey or regular


  • Wash cranberries and the orange. Discard any mushy cranberries. Zest then juice the orange.
  • Add water to the orange juice to make 1/2 cup of liquid, add this to a pot with the honey. Bring to a boil on medium heat.
  • Add the cranberries and orange zest (omit for jelly version), cook for 5 - 10 minutes until the cranberries pop, stirring occasionally.
  • Some of the berries may not pop, but once the sauce thickens and the berries are tender, it is done.
  • If you want cranberry sauce with whole berries, you are done at this point. Let cool before serving or refrigerating. Store in jars.
  • If you want cranberry jelly, transfer the mixture into your food processor or blender. Blend well and strain through a fine mesh strainer. You’ll have to work the mixture through the strainer with a rubber spatula since it is thick. Store in jars, and let cool before refrigerating.


Serving: 37g | Calories: 44kcal