Food Network features a good recipe for cranberry orange sauce that requires four simple ingredients: 16 ounces of fresh or frozen cranberries, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cinnamon stick, and the zest and juice of 1 orange. Place the ingredients in a saucepan, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
The cranberry orange sauce is done when the cranberries burst and the sauce is thick. Serve the sauce chilled or at room temperature. Remove the cinnamon stick just prior to serving. This recipe makes about eight to 10 servings.
The orange cranberry sauce featured on the Whole Foods Market website makes around 2 1/4 cups. Ingredients include 12 ounces of fresh or frozen cranberries, 1/2 cup orange juice, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water and 1 tablespoon grated orange zest. To prepare the sauce, bring the orange juice, sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan, and then add the cranberries. Gently boil the mixture for about 10 minutes. Stir in the orange zest, cover, and allow the orange-cranberry sauce to cool at room temperature before refrigerating.
While most people serve cranberry orange sauce with roasted turkey or chicken, it makes a great addition to breakfast too. Try stirring it into a cup of plain yogurt or adding it to a smoothie.