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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cranberry Orange Sauce

I know I already shared this Cranberry Orange Sauce recipe within the last week, but I finally took a picture of the final product and it’s just too pretty not to share again! Besides, I don’t think cranberries are only relegated to Thanksgiving, right?

cranberry orange sauce web

I also know that I already posted a photo of this pie, but I just love the leaves on top. The picture has been BEGGING to make an appearance on the blog. I have acquiesced. I promise to stop putting fall-ish pictures up now that Thanksgiving is over and we are all roasting chestnuts on an open fire.

pumpkin pie leaves web

Cranberry Orange Sauce
A recipe I found online somewhere, easy to make and very very yummy alternative to normal cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving
Cuisine: Side Dish, Thanksgiving
  • ½ pound cranberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 4 oranges separated, pith and membranes removed
  1. Bring ½ C water to simmer. Add cranberries, sugar, OJ and zest. Simmer & stir until sugar dissolved and berries begin to pop, ~15 mins. Remove from heat โ€“ add orange segments



  1. 1

    I totally support you in thinking that cranberries are not just for Thanksgiving — we almost always incorporate them into our Christmas meal too ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. My kids love my Cranberry recipe enough to eat it on ice cream… my son calls it “Heaven in a Bowl”!
    Read my blog on December 3rd for the recipe, I think you’ll love it!

  3. My son calls it “Heaven in a Bowl”!

  4. 4
    Stacey Thomas

    Hi Jane!

    I just made the Cranberry Orange Sauce, mmm mm goood. I am also making “these rolls” you had a link to on your page…they sound amazing. I was wondering what you thought I should do…with Thanksgiving being on Thursday, I made the dough already and it is rising. My family lives over an hour away. I was going to freeze them like the recipe says you can do. But could I just refrigerate them? I am going to bake them Wednesday night at my families house..? hmm?

    • Jane Maynard

      I think if it’s just in the fridge, they’ll continue with a slow rise…I personally would probably stick them in the freezer like the recipe says, just in case they keep on rising in the fridge! ๐Ÿ™‚ does that make sense? does anyone else have an opinion on this? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jane Maynard

      oh! and so glad you like the sauce – yea! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Stacey Thomas

      So it turns out…my freezer is to stinkin small, and they will not fit in there anyway :(. They are in the fridge, on a baking sheet all tightly wrapped. Maybe they will turn out a little extra fluffy? ๐Ÿ™‚ I will let you know! Thanks Jane!

    • Jane Maynard

      ha ha! yes, definitely let me know how it goes! if they do seem to start growing too much, maybe bake them, and then heat them in the oven before serving the day of. but hopefully they’ll just behave themselves in the fridge! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    I adore the green bowl holding the cranberries! So you know what brand it is?

    • isn’t it the cutest? I got it at Home Goods years ago. I looked on the bottom and it says “CLAY ART” and “Made in China” and that’s it! good luck tracking it down, I hope you can find one! ๐Ÿ™‚

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