Cranberry Orange Sauce (Vegan) (Video)

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

Cranberry Orange Sauce is a quick and easy cranberry sauce that comes together in 20 minutes and is the ultimate crowd pleaser!



Top down shot of cranberry orange sauce in a glass jar.

Cranberry Sauce is a staple to any Thanksgiving meal, and honestly, after learning how to make it I will never try canned cranberry sauce! As I mentioned in my last post, this is my first “official” Thanksgiving, and this Cranberry Orange Sauce tops any other that I have tasted. It’s nothing but the simple ingredients of cranberries, orange juice and sugar that makes this gem. I have a ton of leftover ideas already brimming away because this sweet and tangy sauce tastes as if it could go with anything really; and that’s something I am not complaining about.

There isn’t much to say about this sauce, and I am sure it’s been said many times before but it is an excellent addition to your Thanksgiving meal. I actually ended up drowning all my sides in it simply because, well, it tastes amazing. I was slightly fearful that it would be too sweet, but the sugar used balances out the complete tartness and acidity of the cranberries so you are left with a tangy flavour reminiscent to cranberry juice that compliments any neutral flavours it is paired with, such as my Vegan Meatloaf. Heck, I even put a piece with my stuffing! I was in cranberry heaven.

I had this both fresh and after being in the fridge for a few days – I would recommend making this before the actual day. The flavours just seemed to mellow a lot more and it’s not a drastic difference but it is a noticeable difference in the flavours.

Cranberry cranberry orange sauce in a small white dish.


Top down shot of cranberry sauce and in a dish.

Cranberry sauce in a glass jar with a spoon next to it.

Cranberry Orange Sauce

Cranberry Orange Sauce is a quick and easy cranberry sauce that comes together in 20 minutes and is the ultimate crowd pleaser!
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Course Jams, Sauces, Dips & Spreads
Cuisine American
  • 4 cups of cranberries frozen or fresh
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup cane sugar sucanat or coconut sugar or maple syrup


  • Mix the ingredients together.
  • Place on the stove and bring to a boil. You should hear the cranberries bursting.
  • Bring down to a simmer on your stove and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes, mixing every now and then to ensure all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Allow the cranberry sauce to cool, and serve immediately or you can store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
by Jessica

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  1. Kristen says:

    This looks so good!! Definitely pinning 😀

  2. Samantha J says:

    Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing this recipe 🙂

  3. I found your site through Foodgawker, it’s beautiful. I’ve linked readers here for this recipe.

  4. Amanda says:

    5 stars
    So good and so easy! Will be remembering this next time I’m tempted to buy canned this is much better

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Awesome we’re so happy you enjoyed it Amanda! Thanks so much for reading!

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