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I made this for Xmas (doubled it) and it was almost perfect! For some reason it did not "jell" up as much as I had hoped and it was a little too tart, maybe from the OJ. I did buy very good OJ for it. I will never buy canned sauce ever again. This was simple, fun to make and could be made well in advance. My kids really liked watching the berries pop. I'll make this any time I need cranberry sauce, but I'll do the 1/2 water 1/2 OJ and add maybe a tablespoon more of sugar.
This was the best tasting cranberry sauce I have ever tasted, a perfect blending of flavors and it tastes even better the next day. The recipe makes approximately 2 and 1/4 cups of sauce. I used 1/2 cup 100% purely squeezed orange juice from concentrate (Minute Maid brand) and 1/2 cup water. If flavor is important to you, use a high quality brand of orange juice. After the Christmas holiday, I bought extra bags of cranberries (at a reduced price) to freeze so my family could have repeats of this fabulous sauce during the winter months. (To Freeze: Just wrap the bag of cranberries in heavy-duty aluminum foil; place foil packet in a large plastic freezer bag and put in freezer. DO NOT WASH berries before freezing. When ready to use, rinse with cold water and drain. DO NOT THAW. Cranberries may be frozen for up to 1 year. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Karen.
Thanks Karen, Our daughter made this dish for Thanksgiving dinner and it was a real hit. The contrast between the tangy and sweet taste was perfect. This recipe is one that becomes better after a couple of days and for that reason it could be prepared ahead of time.
Really tasty. We ended up using a lower quality orange juice which left a slightly tangy taste to it. I will try again with either fresh juice or better quality. We also didn't chill quite long enough I think but the overall taste was pretty good. Thanks Karen for another wonderful recipe.
I made this for Thanksgiving this year. I have made homemade cranberry sauce before, but never with the orange juice. It added a very nice hint of orange, but it wasn't overpowering. I will never buy canned cranberry sauce again! Making it on your stove is simple. Make this, and your guests will all think you are a really awesome cook--they don't need to know how easy it was! :o) Update: I made this again this year and instead of just the orange juice, I added the zest of one medium orange, the juice from two oranges water to make 1 cup. I also love to add chopped walnuts. Yum!
Great recipe! I added a little bit of brown sugar, orange zest, and a cinnamon stick (per Tyler Florence's recipe). Everyone loved it!
This is a awesome and super easy recipe that i did use the half OJ and half water and also used some of the zest from the orange and best if made a day or so before! Look forward to making it again!!
Delicious. I made this to top Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread and it was fantastic! I made with all OJ and will make it that way for Thanksgiving and Christmas as well. Thanks for a wonderful and easy substitute for canned cranberry sauce.
Have done this recipe for years with just water. Tried with just oj this time. Think 1/2 oj and 1/2 water might be just perfect. Thanks!
I usually don't care for Cranberry sauce but this recipe has changes my mind! This is REALLY good! The OJ adds a great flavor to it. I usually buy Cranberry's in the can but after seeing how easy and delicious this is, I will make this for now on!! I made this a few days before Christmas and as someone else said it actually gets better in the fridge! After being refrigerated a few days it is like Jelly (which is what we prefer), will be great with Christmas dinner Tonight! Thanks SO Much! :) I used Simply Orange Pulp Free Orange Juice and a bit more Sugar as suggested by one of the reviewers.