Orange-Pecan Cranberry Sauce

Not from a can

Not from a can

This cranberry sauce is bursting with texture and flavor. Cranberry sauce is easy to get inventive with and we’ve included some of our favorite cranberry inventions below.

Orange-Pecan Cranberry Sauce

  • 12 ounces cranberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp orange flower water
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Zest the whole orange then chop flesh into dime-sized pieces, taking care to remove the pith. In a three-quart stockpan combine everything but the pecans. Set over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and let simmer until thick, about 15-20 minutes. Stir in pecans and remove from heat. Can be made several days ahead and refrigerated.

Some of our other ways to serve cranberry sauce:

Mulled Wine Cranberry Sauce

This photo was so taken in the fall

This photo was so taken in the fall

Cranberry Gelee

Hands off my cranberries, you have your own

Hands off my cranberries, you have your own

Cranberry Sauce with Raspberries

Funny how those decorative items popped up in the background

Funny how those decorative items popped up in the background

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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18 Responses to Orange-Pecan Cranberry Sauce

  1. Cecile says:

    I didn’t even know we had orange flower water here in the States…. Where did you buy it?
    I’m going to a guest this Thanksgiving – and I think I’ll bring the cranberry sauce with the orange juice & pecans. I’ve never seen a cranberry relish recipe quite like it. I’m excited to try it!!

    • Sorry for the delay. We bought it from Penzy’s a place. They have an online store too. Some Middle Eastern markets should have it too.

      • Cecile says:

        Thanks – when I lived in Malta it was easy to find… ‘not so much’ in New England !

      • Cecile says:

        Penzy’s didn’t have it online but I do have a Middle Eastern market close by. Thanks so much for helping me out. I’m certain the orange flower water will give the cranberry sauce a lovely flavor!

  2. sallybr says:

    Very interesting twist the addition of pecans…. never thought of it, and it seems a natural move, a little crunch, a little texture

  3. yummy
    have you ever had pineapple cranberry with crushed walnuts? its delish

  4. Grannymar says:

    You got me with the title alone. I love orange, pecan & cranberry flavours. That is sure to appear at my table this year. Since I have a dairy allergy, it might become the base layer for sandwiches too! 😀

    I might also have a go at lindalitebeing’s pineapple cranberry with crushed walnuts, version.

  5. Reblogged this on Living and Lovin and commented:
    It is my favorite thing to make 🙂

  6. Tammy says:

    You’re my cranberry hero! They look terrific.

  7. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

  8. Eva Taylor says:

    I love the flavour combo of orange and cranberry. I’ll have to bookmark this for Christmas.

  9. TasteFood says:

    I like the idea of using pecans – a great twist.

  10. Yum, love all of these but especially the orange, pecan and cranberry!

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