Recipe: Cranberry-Orange Sauce

Adapted from the recipe from Jenn Segal,

As the author wrote about this recipe, “Fresh homemade cranberry sauce is a cinch to make. This version is flavored with orange juice and orange zest, which elevates it to an elegant holiday dish.”

START TO FINISH: 15 minutes

SERVINGS: 2¼ cups


2 teaspoons orange zest (approximately the zest of one orange)
½ cup fresh orange juice (approximately the juice of one orange)
½ cup water
¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries
Pinch sea salt


  1. Bring orange juice, water and sugar to a boil in a medium sauce pan.
  2. Add cranberries, orange zest and salt and bring back to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and boil gently for about 10 minutes, until most of the cranberries have burst open.
  3. Transfer sauce to a serving bowl. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

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