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Gourmet Cranberry Sauce recipe

Gourmet Cranberry Sauce recipe

  • fruit

A Holiday Classic!

  • 10
  • Serves 8
  • Easy



This Gourmet Cranberry Sauce recipe has a secret ingredient that makes it so special. It is ready in about 10 minutes and contains just 4 simple ingredients. And is a must have recipe at the dinner table come Thanksgiving and Christmas! 


Serving these potatoes up for the holidays? Then you may want to add some other holiday favorites to the table such as my Roasted Turkey or Tourtiere Pie.

Gourmet Cranberry Sauce recipe

Plus it is ready in about 10 minutes!

With just 4 simple ingredients, there is no excuse to used that gross canned stuff ever again!

Do you even know what is in those cans anyway? 

Lots and lots of high fructose corn syrup and plain old water. 

Cranberry Sauce should be sweet and tangy.

Not just SWEET! 

Gourmet Cranberry Sauce recipe

If all that your used to is the canned stuff, then your going to be in for a treat with this Homemade Cranberry Sauce.

That is cooked in Orange Juice and some delicious holiday spices. 

What kind of spices? 

Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and allspice.

I highly recommenced serving this Homemade Cranberry Sauce at your next family gathering.

Trust me, you will get lots and lots of compliments on something so simple to make. 

Gourmet Cranberry Sauce recipe 

Gourmet Cranberry Sauce recipe

Whole Berry Cranberry Orange Sauce


  • Fresh Cranberries
  • Orange Juice (plup free) + Orange Zest
  • White Sugar
  • Pumpkin pie spice (my secret ingredient) 

Gourmet Cranberry Sauce recipe

This one is that very recipe that really enjoying making every year. 

Because it just is so simple, yet a staple come holiday time. 

Also is more versatile than one would think. 

Not only does it just work so well alongside Turkey, it also goes well with other foods.

Such as cream cheese, stuffing etc.

I will provide some other recipes on this website that utilizes this cranberry recipe. 

This is one of those recipes, that you will want to save in your cookbooks for sure.

cranberry sauce recipe with frozen cranberries


Yes, you can use frozen cranberries as well. 

Cooks the exact same way. Just simply rince them off before adding them to the pot!

Gourmet Cranberry Sauce recipe


Try making my newly favorite CRANBERRY STUFFING RECIPE!

making the Stove Top stuffing with Cranberry Sauce

Another awesome recipe that can be made with this Cranberry Sauce is below. 

Literally all you are doing is toasting a bagel and smearing plain cream cheese overtop and topping with this delicious sauce. 

It’s HEAVEN ON A BAGEL if you ask me 🙂

Gourmet Cranberry Sauce recipe


Simply allow the sauce to cool then you can freeze in sealable containers. Then defrost fully before heating on the stovetop to serve.


Cajun Rotisserie Turkey

Cajun Rotisserie Turkey

Slow Roasted Turkey Legs


Or how about Duck! This sauce can be substituted for plum sauce and served alongside duck too!

And of course you can’t forget the Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes with your holiday dinner!

Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Whole Berry Cranberry Orange Sauce

Gourmet Cranberry Sauce recipe

Yield: 8
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Serve alongside your Holiday meal!


  • 1 - 12 oz Fresh Cranberries
  • 1 cup of Orange Juice - pulp free
  • 1/2 cup of White Sugar
  • 1 tsp Orange Zest
  • 1/2 tsp Pumpkin pie spice


  1. In a large pot, add in the orange juice and sugar and bring to a boil.
  2. Turn down the heat to medium heat and stir to combine.
  3. Add in the fresh cranberries and simmer stirring for 5 minutes before smashing the cranberries with a potato masher.
  4. Lastly add in the orange zest & pumpkin pie spice.
  5. Simmer for 5 more minutes and plate to serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 0g

These calculations are based off Nutritionix

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