Homemade Orange Cider Cranberry Sauce recipe, a delicious and easy Thanksgiving side dish that is also great for Christmas or other holidays. Make ahead!
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Homemade Orange Cider Cranberry Sauce recipe for you today. An easy homemade cranberry sauce that is perfect to make ahead for an easy Thanksgiving side dish.
Let’s talk about this homemade cranberry sauce recipe for a minute. It’s super easy to make and not much to say about it. Only 5 ingredients, and you can actually mix it up and substitute other ingredients for a whole new flavor.
I used apple cider and orange juice but you could use your favorite fruit juice or even water. I also used brown sugar but you could use a sugar substitute or granulated sugar or even honey or maple syrup. I didn’t use as much sugar as most recipes call for, but feel free to add in more. I used an immersion blender for a slightly smoother cranberry sauce but you can leave it chunky for more of a whole cranberry sauce.
Homemade Orange Cider Cranberry Sauce
- Bring cider, orange juice, and sugar to a boil in a large saucepan. Add cranberries and return to a boil. Reduce heat and boil about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
- If desired. mash cranberries with the back of a fork or use an immersion blender for a smoother consistency.
- Pour sauce into a bowl, cool completely, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with orange zest or orange peel if desired.