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Cranberry Citrus Sauce

I’ve been making variations of this cranberry sauce for years. It strikes the perfect balance between sweet and tart, making it a lovely accompaniment to any holiday meal.

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Cranberry Citrus Sauce

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Condiment/Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 88kcal


  • 2 12-ounce bags fresh or frozen cranberries
  • cups fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup honey or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a pot over medium heat.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries break down and become saucy, 15-20 minutes.
  • Taste and add more honey if desired.
  • Serve warm or chilled.
  • Remove the cinnamon stick before serving. (Store the sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.)


Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Citrus Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 88
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 104mg3%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Sugar 21g23%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 24.3mg29%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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