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Spiced Orange Cranberry Sauce

Rated as 4.79 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe was graciously shared with me by a Jamaican friend, many years ago. It makes a delicious sauce, different from any other cranberry sauce I've ever tasted or made. It does not "gel" but you do want to cook it long enough to make a good, thick consistency. You can use 1 tablespoon of excellent quality ground cinnamon instead of the cinnamon stick, if you prefer. Originally submitted to"
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servings 37
Original recipe yields 64 servings (4 cups)


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  1. Place the cranberries, grated orange rind, cinnamon, orange juice, brown sugar and enough water to cover cranberries in a saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat. Immediately turn heat down and simmer for about one hour or until the sauce has thickened. Taste for sweetness and adjust with additional sugar if necessary. You can not overcook, so continue cooking until you have a good thick consistency. Let mixture cool a bit then refrigerate in a covered container.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 37 calories; 0 9.4 0.1 0 3 Full nutrition

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This is wonderful. I used ground cinnamon instead of sticks because I didn't have any on hand, and it still turned out great.

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I wanted to like this so much I made it for the first time for Turkey Day. I love cinnamon, orange, cranberries, and Jamaican food. I hoped it would taste spicy and comforting, but I think the...

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This is wonderful. I used ground cinnamon instead of sticks because I didn't have any on hand, and it still turned out great.

I love this recipe! I always add a little more orange juice than water. I add a little honey to make it a little more sweet than tart. Additionally, I add a mixture of cornstarch and water to...

This was FABULOUS!! I added 1 cup extra of brown sugar (Dark Brown Sugar), and 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon, and then used 4 tablespoons of corstarch mixed with 5 tablespoons of water, (this ...

I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe. Although it is a personal peeve of mine when people alter the recipe and then review it, I did only have one cinnamon stick and it seemed to be perfect for my t...

I cut this recipe to make 16 servings because I didn't have enough cranberries. Made it for Thanksgiving and it went really well with ham and Cranberry Nut Bread I from this site. It's good ho...

Very good. I've made it two Thanksgivings in a row. I add chopped walnuts after it's done, and a little flour or cornstarch to thicken it while cooking. The walnuts really ascent it well. This y...

Wonderful recipe!!! I made this for Thanksgiving and received many many compliments. I'm not a fan of cranberry sauce...but I loved this. It is also easy to make! If your looking for a good ...

Yummmmy! I did as others did by adding some cornstarch to make it more like a jelly and didn't have cinn. sticks so I used cinnamon. Also added some 100% pure honey from a local farmer's market....

This cranberry sauce is the best I have ever had! I made it last year for Thanksgiving and have been waiting for an excuse to make it again. Seriously the best cranberries ever!