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orange cinnamon cranberry sauce
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3 from 2 votes

Orange Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce

Simple and quick homemade cranberry sauce with orange zest and hints of cinnamon and clove.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon recipes, cranberry sauce, holiday sides, homemade cranberry sauce, orange cranberry sauce, thanksgiving side
Servings: 8 people


  • 4 cups fresh cranberries washed
  • ½ cup filtered water
  • 1 cup sugar I use organic raw
  • zest/juice of one orange
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon clove


  • With a strainer. Wash and go through the cranberries picking out the ones that are soft and bad
  • Pour 4 cups of cranberries into a saucepan.
  • Add water and sugar, then turn heat on medium low.
  • Stir then zest in one orange and squeeze the juice of the orange on the cranberries and stir.
  • Add cinnamon and cloves and stir.
  • Let simmer for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat, and enjoy!


You can reserve a little orange zest to put on top before serving.
I love this tool for zesting citrus! buy it here!