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Citrus Zest Cranberry Sauce

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Zesty, spicy, sweet, and tart—nothing tastes more like the holidays than homemade cranberry sauce! You will love the way this dish fills your kitchen with the aroma of spices and orange zest as the cranberries gently simmer on your stove. And, frankly, you might be a little embarrassed that you ever used to serve the canned stuff. This is so yummy and so easy to make!

Citrus Zest Cranberry Sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce with a hint of citrus.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 50kcal
Author Megan


  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1 12- ounce bag Fresh Cranberries
  • 1 whole Navel Orange zested


  • In a medium-sized sauce pan dissolve water, sugar, and spices over high heat. Boil until syrup becomes clear.
  • Meanwhile, rinse the cranberries and remove mushy berries.
  • Add cleaned berries to boiling syrup. Cook for about 5 minutes or until most berries have gently popped but aren’t mushy.
  • Remove from heat and add orange zest.


Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Serve cold as topping for turkey or spread for rolls.

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