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Vanilla Cranberry Sauce Recipe

This quick and easy cranberry sauce has the subtle flavors of vanilla and orange. It's been featured on our Thanksgiving menu for years.—Wilma Sue Sanders, Divide, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 vanilla bean, split


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the cranberries, sugar, orange juice and vanilla bean. Cook over medium heat until the berries pop, about 15 minutes.
  • 2. Remove from the heat; remove bean halves. With a sharp knife, scrape the bean to remove the seeds; stir into sauce. Discard bean. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or until chilled. Yield: 3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup equals 87 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.