Whole Cranberry Sauce

Add fresh orange and grapefruit to a classic cranberry sauce.

  • Serves

    serves 8


By SAVEUR Editors

Updated on March 28, 2021

Fresh orange and grapefruit juice add zest to this seasonal staple.


  • 1 lb. whole cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 12 cup fresh orange juice
  • 12 cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 12 tsp. salt
  • Generous pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • Zest of one orange, cut into fine strips
  • Zest of half a grapefruit, cut into fine strips
  • Zest of 1 lemon, cut into fine strips


Step 1

Put cranberries, sugar, orange juice, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, salt, nutmeg, and zests into a medium pot and bring just to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir well. Cook, covered, without stirring, until liquid has thickened and about half of the berries have collapsed, about 15 minutes.

Step 2

Transfer cranberry sauce to a wide, shallow bowl and let cool. Serve at room temperature or chilled, if you like.

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