Orange Cranberry Sauce Recipe


November 23 is Eat a Cranberry Day!

Eating a cranberry may be a tad tart, so why not make this simple but yummy sauce instead? Adding a little orange really makes the cranberry sauce taste special!

Did you know that in Canada, we sometimes refer to cranberries as “marsh apples”?

Serves: 10-12 People    Prep Time: 10 mins    Total Time: 20 mins


  •  2 packages of Ocean Spray fresh cranberries
  • zest of orange coarsely cut
  • 1-2 good quality flavourful oranges (I use either Honey or Mineola oranges)
  • handful of dried cranberries


  1. Zest the orange (I use around 20 long scrapes of the zest pieces) and coarsely cut (basically if long strips, cut in half or third), put aside.
  2. Peel the oranges really well, removing as much of the skin, pith and any hard stuff, coarsely chop (make sure and do this on a plate to save all the juices).
  3. Cook cranberries according to directions and immediately add the zest while cooking.
  4. Half way through cooking the cranberries, add the orange pieces and dried cranberries.
  5. Let cool.
  6. Refrigerate until served

Cooking Tip

For any recipe that uses raisins, try sweetened dried cranberries instead!


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