Orange Cherry Cranberry Sauce {Homemade Cranberry Sauce}

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Last Updated on August 3, 2020 by Deanna Samaan

Homemade cranberry sauce is very easy to make for the holidays. This Orange Cherry Cranberry Sauce is a cranberry sauce recipe that is full of wonderful flavor. You can omit the cherries and just make this as cranberry sauce with orange!


Orange Cherry Cranberry Sauce


Homemade Cranberry Sauce

With the holidays coming up, do you make homemade cranberry sauce or do you just use can cranberry sauce? Many people think making homemade cranberry sauce is very hard. Truth is a cranberry sauce recipe is actually very easy to make!


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How To Make Cranberry Sauce

So how to make cranberry sauce? The basic ingredients you need is:

  • water
  • sugar
  • cranberries

You make a simple syrup with the sugar and water add cranberries and cook until they pop! A basic cranberry sauce recipe is really simple!


Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Years ago at work, the discussion of a cranberry sauce recipe came up. Many of the girls were afraid to make homemade cranberry sauce. Instead, they just wanted to do can cranberry sauce. 

I explained to them that I always use a cranberry sauce recipe. The only difference in my cranberry sauce recipe is that I make my cranberry sauce with orange juice instead of water.

One decided to give my cranberry sauce with orange juice a try. She came in the day after Thanksgiving and said she will never use can cranberry sauce anymore. That making the homemade cranberry sauce was not only easier but tasted better!


Orange Cherry Cranberry Sauce


Cranberry Sauce With Orange

So how did I come up with cranberry sauce with orange? I had a thought, instead of using water to make the simple syrup, why not use orange juice instead. I decided to add cherries to my cranberry sauce with orange to add a bit more sweet to the cranberry sauce recipe. What I had was a great homemade cranberry sauce!

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Yield: 6 servings

Orange Cherry Cranberry Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A cherry and orange twist on a traditional cranberry sauce.


  • 1 bag fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 orange peeled and cut into sections
  • 3/4 cup dried Bing cherries (I get them at Trader Joe's)
  • 1 cup sugar


  1. Combine orange juice and sugar in sauce pot, stir until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Then add the dried cherries and orange sections.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Add cranberries, reduce heat and cook until you hear them starting to pop.
  5. Then let cool in the fridge. Best to make these the night before so gel up nice for the meal. The you can ENJOY!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 40gProtein: 1g

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  • Olivia
    April 23, 2018

    This Orange Cherry Cranberry Sauce looks festive! i love that has cherries in it!

  • Farrell
    November 27, 2019

    I don’t have oranges or dried cherries, but I do have the orange juice and fresh cherries. Would that work okay?

    • Deanna
      November 30, 2019

      I think it will, do this: 1 cup OJ 1 Cup sugar, add cherries and cranberries