This delicious Ginger Orange Cranberry Sauce is the turkey dinner side dish I've been making for years. Every Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter dinner I make a batch and it's always met with rave reviews. The subtle orange flavor and gingery kick make this the best cranberry sauce recipe around! |

Ginger Orange Cranberry Sauce

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: North American


This orange ginger cranberry sauce makes the perfect side to your Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey dinner. It’s easy to make, and everyone will LOVE it!



  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (1 – 12-ounce bag)
  • 1 1/2 cups of white sugar (can sub coconut sugar for paleo)
  • 6 tablespoons grated ginger
  • The zest and juice from two large oranges


  1. Add all the ingredients to a medium-sized pot over high heat. Bring the pot to a boil then reduce the heat to medium. When the cranberries begin to break down, use the back of a wooden spoon to crush them.
  2. Simmering the cranberry sauce for 10 more minutes, or until it is slightly reduced. Note: the cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools. Remove the pot from the heat and allow the cranberry sauce to cool before transferring it to a jar.


Can easily be canned to enjoy later in the year.