Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Orange Zest by The Toasty Kitchen

Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Orange Zest

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.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry sauce
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 121kcal
Author Heather


  • 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. 


Serving: 0g | Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.2mg