Four ingredients and a food processor are all you need to make delicious, fresh, homemade cranberry-orange sauce in just a few minutes!4 ingredients and a food processor are all you need to make delicious, fresh, homemade cranberry-orange sauce in just a few minutes!
The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are now in the history books, but I want to publish this recipe for Homemade Cranberry-Orange Sauce on my blog, so I will have it handy for the future.

My mom used to make this cranberry sauce (in a chunky version) as I was growing up, but I’d never made the recipe for our family until this Christmas. I found the index card the recipe was written on years ago in an old recipe box, so I decided to give it a try!

No More Gelatinous Blobs Of Cranberry Sauce For Us!

For years my “go to” for cranberry sauce was the blob found in a can (cranberry jelly), or the whole cranberry sauce (also found in the can). Guess I was just in the habit of grabbing a can while doing my grocery shopping for holiday meals and never gave it another thought.

Truthfully, I was always a bit grossed out as that gelatinous blob of cranberry jelly came sliding and wobbling out of the can… but that’s another story. I still bought it, and would always add just a tiny bit to my plate, because that’s what you’re supposed to do at Thanksgiving, right? Until NOW!

Making Fresh, Homemade Cranberry-Orange Sauce Is EASY To Prepare!

Well, my tastes have certainly changed. Enter this amazing, fresh, homemade cranberry-orange sauce. Did I mention FRESH? Plus, there are only a few ingredients necessary to make it, which is a win-win, in my book.

The cranberry sauce is ridiculously easy to prepare (using a food processor), and the taste is light-years ahead of the canned stuff. No  comparison! I LOVE IT, and can eat it right out of the bowl (shhh… my little secret!)

Fresh cranberries and oranges are two of four ingredients needed to make sauce.

You don’t have to wait for the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays to make this sauce. It would be a delicious accompaniment to top off pork or chicken dishes. It’s vibrant flavors will add to the taste of the meal!

Truthfully, I don’t know what took me so long to get on board with this, but now that I have, I don’t think I will ever buy canned cranberry sauce for a holiday meal ever again. EVER!

The zest of an orange is used to make homemade cranberry-orange sauce.

Use A Food Processor To Make Homemade Cranberry-Orange Sauce

This sauce can be made chunky or semi-smooth, using a food processor or heavy duty blender. All you do is process the ingredients together until it reaches your desired consistency!

It’s so simple, and so delicious! Once you make this cranberry sauce once, I’ll bet you will never go back to canned cranberry gelatinous blobs, either! Ha Ha!

Ingredients for homemade cranberry-orange sauce are pulverized in a food processor.

Fresh cranberries, an apple, an orange and a bit of sugar are the only ingredients necessary to make this delicious, homemade cranberry-orange sauce! And boy… does it ever taste GOOD!

The homemade cranberry-orange sauce is ready to serve!

Sure hope you’ll give this yummy homemade cranberry-orange sauce a try, and trust you will enjoy it, too!  If you enjoy this sauce, you might also be interested in my recipe for whole berry cranberry-orange sauce! Have a great day!

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Homemade Cranberry-Orange Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Four ingredients and a food processor are all you need to make delicious, fresh, homemade cranberry-orange sauce in just a few minutes!

Category: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry-orange sauce
Servings: 8 1/4 cups per serving
Calories Per Serving: 60 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries (1 bag)
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1 medium apple (any variety), peeled, cored, seeded, and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (plus more to taste, if desired)
  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor (or heavy duty blender). Process until all ingredients are mixed and consistency is to your liking... chunky or semi-smooth.

  2. Taste. Add additional sugar, if desired.
  3. Place sauce into serving bowl; Cover and keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Cranberry-Orange Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 cup per serving))
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 59IU1%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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