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Cranberry Sauce - A Family Feast

Cranberry Sauce

Yield: 3 cups 1x
Prep: 10 minsCook: 15 minsTotal: 25 minutes


  • 2 12ounce bags fresh cranberries, preferably Ocean Spray
  • Zest and juice from two navel oranges
  • 1 tart apple, peeled, cored and shredded
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry cardamom


  1. In a medium sauce pan, bring all ingredients to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until thick. Stir often.
  2. Remove the cinnamon sticks from the mixture. Pour into a serving dish and refrigerate to chill – at least 4-6 hours.
  3. If you’d like, you can pour the sauce into a low flat bowl like we did and then, once set and ready to serve, invert the cranberry sauce onto a plate and unmold. Garnish with additional orange zest if desired.

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Cuisine: American Method: stovetop