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cranberry sauce in mason jars

Easy Cranberry Sauce with Fresh Orange

Amy Palanjian
Yes, this is delicious on turkey, but it also makes a delicious jam or addition to a bowl of plain yogurt with honey!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Sides
Cuisine American
Servings 12 (Makes about 2 pints)
Calories 74 kcal


  • 2 navel oranges (peeled with as much white pith removed as possible)
  • 1 pound fresh cranberries
  • 1/2-3/4 cup honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Add the oranges to a blender and blend until mostly smooth.
  • Add oranges and the rest of the ingredients, starting with 1/2 cup honey, to a medium pot over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 25-30 minutes or until the berries are softened and mostly completely broken down.
  • Remove from heat and taste for sweetness. If it's too tart for your liking, add up to an additional 1/4 cup honey.
  • Spoon into jars and store in the fridge until ready to serve.


  • This can be made up to 1 week in advance. Store in airtight containers in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • You can use maple syrup instead of honey if you prefer.
  • If you don't have fresh oranges, use 1 cup orange juice total as your liquid.
  • Other types of oranges will work. Just make sure they taste good and sweet to you.
  • Taste the finished sauce and adjust the sweetness as needed.
  • Avoid honey for babies under age 1.


Calories: 74kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 89mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 91IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy cranberry sauce, orange cranberry sauce
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