Cranberry Orange Sage Sauce in a bowl with a spoonful taken out

Easy Cranberry Sauce with Orange and Sage

  • Author: Sarah | Away from the Box
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x


Cranberry Orange Sage Sauce is an easy and fast recipe for homemade cranberry sauce. Make Thanksgiving meal prep easy by making this ahead.



  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1/2 c. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 leaves fresh sage
  • 12 oz. fresh cranberries


  1. Place the granulated sugar, water, orange juice and sage in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Add the cranberries and reduce heat to low, then remove the sage leaves. Cover the saucepan and simmer 10-15 minutes, until the cranberries have burst and the sauce thickens.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American

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