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Orange Cranberry Sauce with Cardamom

Kick your cranberry sauce game up a notch with this flavorful orange cranberry sauce with cardamom! People will be asking what your secret ingredient is.

Kick your cranberry sauce game up a notch with this flavorful orange cranberry sauce with cardamom! People will be asking what your secret ingredient is. Get the recipe that's perfect for Thanksgiving on RachelCooks.com!

This is the year of the cranberry sauce. At least on Rachel Cooks. Just go with it. It could be because Costco sells fresh cranberries. I may or may not have bought a lot. So that’s why we had the apple cinnamon cranberry sauce and now this classy orange cranberry sauce with cardamom. Cardamom makes everything instantly classy – didn’t you know? For example, my rhubarb cardamom shortbread bars – classy. It’s such a warm, flavorful spice. Cinnamon gets overused, cardamom gets neglected. Do us all a favor – don’t neglect cardamom.

Kick your cranberry sauce game up a notch with this flavorful orange cranberry sauce with cardamom! People will be asking what your secret ingredient is. Get the recipe that's perfect for Thanksgiving on RachelCooks.com!

Also – can we all agree that if for nothing else, we need to make cranberry sauce for the leftovers? Your dry turkey sandwich is calling for cranberry sauce. It looks beautiful, but it tastes even more beautiful. Beee-uuuu-teeee-fullll.

Kick your cranberry sauce game up a notch with this flavorful orange cranberry sauce with cardamom! People will be asking what your secret ingredient is. Get the recipe that's perfect for Thanksgiving on RachelCooks.com!

So now you have two choices, apple cinnamon cranberry sauce or this orange cranberry sauce with cardamom. Which will you choose?

Kick your cranberry sauce game up a notch with this flavorful orange cranberry sauce with cardamom! People will be asking what your secret ingredient is. Get the recipe that's perfect for Thanksgiving on RachelCooks.com!

While you’re thinking over cranberry options…

Make sure to check out some other Thanksgiving recipes:

 

Orange Cranberry Sauce with Cardamom

Orange Cranberry Sauce with Cardamom

Yield: 16 (1/4 cup) servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Kick your cranberry sauce game up a notch with this flavorful orange cranberry sauce with cardamom! People will be asking what your secret ingredient is.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh cranberries, washed and drained
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup tightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot (choose an extra big one to prevent yourself from being a splatter-victim).
  2. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium.
  3. Stir frequently and simmer for 15 minute or until cranberries are soft and sauce is thickened.
  4. Cool before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 63 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 4mg Carbohydrates: 16g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 13g Protein: 0g
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Verdict: Loved the bright citrus flavor and the hint of cardamom. It’s a keeper!
Husband’s take: He’s not a huge fan of anything cranberry. His loss!
Changes I would make: None are necessary.
Difficulty: Easy.

Kick your cranberry sauce game up a notch with this flavorful orange cranberry sauce with cardamom! People will be asking what your secret ingredient is. Get the recipe that's perfect for Thanksgiving on RachelCooks.com!