Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving week has arrived! I cannot wait to spend the better part of this week with those who are near and dear to me. I’m certainly grateful for a short work week and enjoying my favorite meal of the year. What are your Thanksgiving plans?

I made this traditional cranberry sauce which is a wonderful accompaniment to the Thanksgiving Day turkey. It’s sweet and tart and has a bit of citrus and cinnamon flavors going on. This sauce is delicious by the spoonful too!

You only need a few ingredients to put this sauce together. You can make it a few days in advance as well and that helps to take a little pressure off the big day.

Cranberry Sauce: (This recipe came from Kelsey Nixon)


  • 12 oz bag fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Zest and juice from 1/2 an orange
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Add cranberries to a medium sauce pan and pour water and sugar overtop. Stir to combine.
  2. Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally- until berries pop. 10-15 minutes. Add orange zest, juice and cinnamon stick and cook for another minute or two.
  3. Remove from heat and let mixture cool.

*Store in the fridge or serve immediately

The bright color of the cranberries adds a nice pop to your tabletop or buffet. Every year I make some variation of cranberry sauce-the citrus and cinnamon put it over the top and make this dish shine.

Thanks for reading! xo

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