Rum Vanilla Cranberry Sauce

Total Time

Prep 5 min. Cook: 35 min. + cooling


2 cups

Updated: Dec. 31, 2022
Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite things—this jazzed-up version combines vanilla with rum to create a rich flavorful sauce that's far from the usual! —Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Rum Vanilla Cranberry Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh cranberries, rinsed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. In a large saucepan, gently stir all ingredients over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 35 minutes. Remove from heat; cool.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 66 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.