Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Orange Zest, a classic holiday dish. This cranberry sauce is spiced with cinnamon and orange zest, and is ready in just 15 minutes.
Homemade cranberry sauce is a must at the holiday dinner table. My homemade cranberry sauce with orange zest is so incredibly easy, you’ll never reach for the canned stuff again. You’ll love the dash of cinnamon as well as orange zest, it has the perfect tart and sweet flavor.
Cranberry sauce is by far the easiest recipe I make each year for the holiday table. In just 15 minutes, the cranberry sauce is finished. It also adds a pop of color to your holiday table, and provides a light and tart flavor to cut through all the heaviness of the main dishes.
A homemade cranberry sauce can be made with as little as cranberries and sugar, but I like to spice mine up a bit. I add a small amount of cinnamon as well as orange zest. They both amp up the flavor and make my cranberry sauce a little more festive and fun.
Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Orange Zest
- 12 ounces fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup water
- In a saucepan over medium-low heat, add cranberries, sugars, orange zest, cinnamon, and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Cook cranberries over medium heat for 10-12 minutes, until cranberries burst and sauce begins to thicken.
- Remove from heat and pour into serving bowl. Sauce will thicken as it cools.