Cranberry Sauce Recipe

This easy and fast cranberry sauce recipe will be the star of your Thanksgiving meal. It brightens and balances all the heavy food that typically comes with Thanksgiving and will open up your taste buds to the flavors of all the other dishes on your plate.

Remember that cranberry sauce in a can growing up? This is NOT that. 🙂  It’s my FAVORITE thing every year and I used to hate “cranberry sauce”.

This recipe will leave with plenty for Thanksgiving and leftovers. Because let’s face it – there’s nothing better than a second Thanksgiving pate after the kids have gone to bed and everyone has left the building. 🙂

If you are looking to moisten up your Turkey this year – check out our Orange Coriander Turkey Brine!

As with all Connected Chef recipes, let your kitchen and instincts guide you as you cook. The ingredient amount below are used as a starting off point; taste as you go and reseason as needed!

cranberry side for your Thanksgiving turkey
Cranberry Sauce
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This insanely easy and fast cranberry sauce will be the star of your Thanksgiving meal. It brightens and balances all the heavy food that typically comes with Thanksgiving and will open up your taste buds to the flavors of all the other dishes on your plate. It's my FAVORITE thing every year and I used to hate "cranberry sauce". This recipe will leave with plenty for Thanksgiving and leftovers.
Servings Prep Time
10 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
cranberry side for your Thanksgiving turkey
Cranberry Sauce
Print Recipe
This insanely easy and fast cranberry sauce will be the star of your Thanksgiving meal. It brightens and balances all the heavy food that typically comes with Thanksgiving and will open up your taste buds to the flavors of all the other dishes on your plate. It's my FAVORITE thing every year and I used to hate "cranberry sauce". This recipe will leave with plenty for Thanksgiving and leftovers.
Servings Prep Time
10 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients into a pot and cook at a simmer for 15-20 minutes until all cranberries have burst and sauce begins to thicken. *You shouldn't have to worry about it not being thick enough. Remember that it thickens as it cools as well.
  2. Taste as you go. Sauce should be tart with a slight sweetness and hints of the cinnamon and star anise
Recipe Notes

Flavor Adjustments:
If sauce is too tart, you can add more sugar.
If sauce is too bitter, add more orange juice and then some sugar if necessary.

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