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Cranberry Orange Sundaes

Says Rita Goshaw of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "I always keep a supply of cranberries in the freezer to cook up this refreshing sauce year-round.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 cups sauce


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Additional orange zest, optional


  • In a saucepan over medium heat, bring sugar and water to a boil; cook for 5 minutes. Add cranberries, orange juice and zest. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 8-10 minutes or until berries pop. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Serve warm or chilled over ice cream. Garnish with orange zest if desired. The sauce can also be served over angel food or pound cake.

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