Bloom Creek Cranberry Farm Bounty

Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce with Orange Juice & Orange Zest


We’ve been making this Thanksgiving cranberry sauce recipe in my family since I was a child. Back in the day, I called them “cranberries that go pop”, because some of the cranberries stay whole and pop in your jaws.

Bloom Creek Cranberry Farm Bounty
Bloom Creek Cranberry Farm Bounty

You can make this recipe two or three days in advance of Thanksgiving. It’ll save you time on the main day, and it gives the flavors a chance to mature.

In a saucepan, add the juice of an orange and enough water to make one cup of liquid. Bring the liquid and one cup of sugar to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.

Simmer the Berries, Orange Juice & Sugar
Simmer the Berries, Orange Juice & Sugar

When the sugar’s dissolved, add 3 cups (12 oz) fresh cranberries and a tablespoon or so of grated orange peel. Simmer for about ten minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of the cranberries have popped.

Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce with Orange Zest
Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce with Orange Zest

Keep in the fridge until Thanksgiving Day.

Ingredients

  • Juice of one orange
  • orange zest
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 oz cranberries

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10 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce with Orange Juice & Orange Zest”

  1. Your cranberry sauce looks so yummy and simple to make. I like the pictures you added as I am a very visual person and feel very comfortable in trying out your cranberry recipe.

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