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Orange Cranberry Sauce

Traditional cranberry sauce, seasoned with orange, cinnamon, cloves
3 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups


  • 1 12-ounce bag cranberries
  • 2 cups orange juice just enough to cover the cranberries
  • ¼ cup Meyer's rum optional
  • ¾ cup brown sugar less if you like it more tart
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier optional
  • zest from ½ orange or to taste


  • Combine all ingredients except the Grand Marnier and orange zest in a pot. Simmer on medium-low to low until thick, about an hour and a half, or until you have 2 cups. Taste, and add more sugar if you wish, but it should be somewhat tart.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Serve cold or at room temperature, adding the Grand Marnier (if using) and, last, the orange zest before serving.
Keyword cranberry, cranberry sauce, thanksgiving