Cranberry Citrus (Awesome) Sauce

When it comes to this T-giving staple you should never, we repeat never, use that canned jellied excuse for a condiment.  Cranberries are one of the few berries in season this time of year so use the fresh ones and whip up an awesome sauce.  (hey, we just used “awesome sauce” in a sentence and it wasn’t ironic)
Cranberry Citrus (Awesome) Sauce
Servings: 6-8
Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 (12-ounce) packages cranberries, fresh
  • 1 orange (or 2 tangerines), juice zest and segments
  • 1 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of cinnamon


Zest an orange (or 2 tangerines) and put that in a small bowl.

Then supreme the fruit (aka cut out the segments).  Do this over a bowl so you save all the juice. Set the segments aside.  Then squeeeeze the membranes to get out any extra juice, you will need it for later.

Put the cranberries, sugar, orange juice, vanilla extract and cinnamon into a saucepan over medium heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries burst and the sauce thickens, about 10-15 minutes.

When it’s just about done, stir in the zest and the orange segments, then remove from heat.

Serve the cranberry sauce at room temperature or allow it to cool then refrigerate.

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