This is a recipe my boss handed down to me, and I have made these cranberries for every Christmas and Thanksgiving for the last 10 years. I always pour this into a beautiful glass dish after it has cooled before it goes into the refrigerator. It has a beautiful look.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir the cranberry juice concentrate and sugar together in a saucepan over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Mix in the fresh and dried cranberries, reduce heat to medium, and cook until the dried cranberries soften and the fresh ones pop, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

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  • Mix in the orange marmalade, orange juice, orange peel, and allspice until thoroughly combined. Allow the cranberry sauce to cool completely. Pour into glass serving dish, cover, and chill until cold, at least 2 hours. Can be made up to 2 days ahead of time and refrigerated until serving.

Nutrition Facts

134 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 35g; fat 0.1g; sodium 5.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2011
With only 1/3 cup sugar it's a little tart but a very nice change from the typical cranberry sauce with three times that much sugar. The dried cranberries add another layer of texture and the minced orange peel brightens up the flavor. Very nice change from the standard T-Day cranberry sauce. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2011
With only 1/3 cup sugar it's a little tart but a very nice change from the typical cranberry sauce with three times that much sugar. The dried cranberries add another layer of texture and the minced orange peel brightens up the flavor. Very nice change from the standard T-Day cranberry sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2014
I got this recipe from Bon Appetit years ago. The only difference is the sugar is increased to 1/2 cup and use a combination of 3/4 C total of dried cranberries and dried cherries and put 1 or 2 cinnamon sticks in. My family absolutely loves this recipe and it is a must every Thanksgiving and Christmas!! Beautiful in a crystal serving bowl. Keeps well for 4 weeks (I have used it even beyond 4 weeks) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2016
This is absolutely delicious. I made it today to see if it was worthy of our Thanksgiving table and it did not disappoint. People saying it is too tart are incorrect or perhaps they substituted. The key is really the cranberry juice concentrate. It is a must in the success of this recipe because it adds a burst of sweetness. I also diced my orange peel very small and the marmalade I used came with rind in it as well. It made for a delicious cranberry sauce. PS: don't leave out the allspice. I really think it adds a savory dimension to this delicious recipe. Enjoy folks and thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2013
I have made this for the past 3 years. LOVE it. My guests ask for the recipe all time.. Thank u for the recipe.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2015
Fabulous! Everyone loved it!! I didn't have any marmalade so i skipped that ingredient. Still turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2016
Followed the recipe exactly and we loved it. This will be a Thanskgiving regular for years to come. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2016
I skipped the marmalade and allspice and used all fresh-squeezed orange juice instead of concentrate for this recipe. We had a ton of home-grown oranges in the fridge so that was what made sense for us. I just increased the amount of sugar by about 1 1/2 tablespoons to compensate. I also added some orange zest to the pot with the orange juice for extra oomph. I didn't bother mincing the orange peel and just left them in tiny slices. I've used the other cranberry sauce recipe with just OJ cranberries and sugar for many years now but wanted to change things up. I also wanted to find a recipe with slightly less sugar since my family likes their sauce very tart. It tasted much more refined and elegant and was delicious to boot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2015
This was fabulous! I couldn't find cranberry juice concentrate anywhere in my area so I bought cranberry-raspberry. At another reviewer's suggestion I increased the sugar to 1/2 cup and a dried cranberry-cherry-blueberry mix to 3/4 cup and threw in one cinnamon stick while cooking. I used clementine tangerine juice (because I love tangerine juice!) and honeybell tangerine marmalade. It's the best cranberry sauce I've ever made by far. My husband agrees and he loves cranberry sauce. This will be my holiday recipe from now on! Thanks:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2016
I made no changes and loved it! It's a delicious cranberry sauce and I loved the tartiness of it; will definitely make it again! Read More
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