Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce - No holiday would be complete without  this pretty deep red sauce with a burst of sweet-tart flavor and a touch of orange, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Makes a great accompaniment for proteins, desserts and breakfast oats.

Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Immaculate Bites


  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup (250 mL) water
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon spice
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional (Grand maniere )
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  1. Add all the ingredients into a medium sauce-pan and place over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.

  2. Let it cook stirring occasionally until the cranberries will start to pop. Keep stirring and if desired mash berries with a wooden spoon and continue to cook until most of the berries have been scattered open and sauce that’s to look like jelly – about 8-10 minutes.

  3. Turn stove off, remove from heat and let it cook.

  4. You may add vanilla extract or liquor (Grand Maniere ). Adjust consistency with a tablespoon or more of water.