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This sweet-tart Cranberry Orange Sorbet is a deliciously refreshing dessert!

This sweet-tart Cranberry Orange Sorbet is a deliciously refreshing dessert!

A few weeks ago, as we were cooking for the Thanksgiving holiday, we made a fantastic cranberry orange relish to eat with this turkey leftovers recipe. That relish – made with fresh cranberries, fresh oranges and sugar – gave up some delicious juices as it sat in the jar.

Jack and I both hate to see food go to waste – so of course, we drank the juice (and there may or may not have been some vodka and triple sec involved in our juice taste-testing too!) Hey – it was the holidays! 🙂

At the time, I suggested to Jack that the sweetened cranberry and orange juice would make a delicious sorbet – and that was the recipe inspiration behind today’s Cranberry Orange Sorbet.

This sweet-tart Cranberry Orange Sorbet is a deliciously refreshing dessert!

This Cranberry Orange Sorbet whips up in minutes in a food processor – simply add orange sections, a little orange zest, fresh cranberries and sugar and process until completely puréed.  Then churn in an ice-cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.

This delicious sorbet makes a wonderful, refreshing dessert – or you can make your holiday dinner guests feel like they are dining at a fancy restaurant and serve this Cranberry Orange Sorbet as a ‘palate cleanser’ in between courses at your family meal.

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Cranberry Orange Sorbet - A Family Feast

Cranberry Orange Sorbet

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 2 large navel oranges
  • 12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar


  1. Zest the orange and place the zest in a food processor.
  2. Using a sharp knife, cut the pith from the rest of the zested orange and discard.
  3. Cut the remaining peeled orange into quarters, pick out any seeds and place in the food processor with the zest.
  4. Add the fresh cranberries and the sugar and puree fine.
  5. Refrigerate mixture.
  6. Place chilled mixture in your ice-cream maker and process according to manufacturer’s instructions. Once firm, scoop and serve.

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This sweet-tart Cranberry Orange Sorbet is a deliciously refreshing dessert!

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  • James wrote:

    Hi Martha,
    Wow this looks yummy! Thank you for posting this. I love how the sorbet doesn’t give away any clues that it’s orange flavoured. Will definitely try and come back to check more of your recipes. Cheers!

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