Vanilla Cranberry Sauce
Total TimePrep: 5 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
- 1 package (12 ounces) fresh cranberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 vanilla bean, split
- In a large saucepan, combine the cranberries, sugar, orange juice and vanilla bean. Cook over medium heat until the berries pop, about 15 minutes.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1/4 cup: 87 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.
Dec 15, 2018
I've been on a kick trying various versions of recipes. This passing thanksgiving I made homemade cranberry sauce but it only called for water and sugar. This recipe is far better. I think the cranberries need the orange juice. I used fresh squeezed and added a smidge more sugar (just for preference). I think this will go great with the goose I am making for Christmas!
Nov 25, 2015
This sauce is definitely worth trying! SO easy (only four ingredients--REJOICE!!!!) and fast. My husband was my taste-tester and said he thought it was really good!I think next time I make this (probably around Christmas) I will replace half the OJ with half a cup of apple juice just to give it a little more sweetness and balance the tartness of the cranberries. Or I may keep the OJ as-is and add another 1/4 cup of sugar to the mix. This is just to my family's preference. I may also add a second vanilla bean just because I love that flavor so much!