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Hi Elise, I’m also a Stanford alumna, Class of ’74, living in SW France. I made this a few days ahead of time for Thanksgiving and it was excellent (unlike by stuffing or gravy!). My sister (Stanford ’69) was worried the pecans would be soft by Thanksgiving. I didn’t mind how they turned out–but if people want them more crunchy, you could suggest they wait to add the nuts until shortly before they serve the sauce. I wasn’t quite sure how much cinnamon and allspice to add. You might make a suggestion.
Hi Meredith! How lucky to live in SW France, my sweetheart Guy is from Provence. Thank you for your suggestions, and Happy Thanksgiving!
I made this with 1/2c OJ and 1/2 cup water then added some cinnamon at the end. Delicious! And so easy!
I am going to add crystallized ginger and mandarin oranges with some orange zest
I make this recipe every year but use agave instead of sugar, so it is not as sweet and doesn’t spike one’s sugar level.
I made it and it was delicious!! Thank you so much for share it!!
Will NEVER buy cranberry sauce again! Thank you for this wonderfully easy and great tasting recipe.
I do this recipe every year! It’s so easy and I added nutmeg, cinnamon and all spice with half water and half orange juice! Amazing
Today is thanksgiving day and I trusted you with my cranberry sauce, first time ever making cranberry sauce since my dad normally does it but it turned out really well! Super easy to make and taste delicious, I added just the orange zest and some orange juice and I really recommend it.
Way to go, Solson! Next year we hope you can enjoy the holiday with your dad again…but who will make the sauce? ;)
I just did and it’s AMAZING! Thanks!
I chose to add the orange juice, blueberries, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg – I got mind-blowingly tasty results. It tastes like how a Hallmark store smells at Christmas! Easily the best cranberry sauce I have ever tasted. Will never buy the canned stuff again (why would I when the results taste like this?!)! Also, I had no idea how stupid easy it was to make excellent cranberry sauce quickly. This took, like, 20 minutes total, including washing the berries first. LOVE this recipe to pieces!
So easy and fun to make a delicious ! Thank you for sharing
I done the recipe as well with fresh cranberries added orange zest and orange juice added just a little cinnamon and nutmeg really good and I’m not a cranberry person
amazing! I followed this recipe exactly and added more sugar/water as I went along. Delicious, and just the right consistency!
I’m about to try your recipe right now! Thank you so much
I made it using a can of cranberries, half cup of sugar, half cup water and half cup orange juice, added a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, then a handful of blueberries, delicious.
This is a good recipe. I added the zest of one orange and two teaspoons of vanilla extract. The only thing I didn’t like were the seeds, still 5 stars. Thank you so much for a quick and easy recipe.
maybe you should just give them the recipe this year
sorry didn’t mean you
I have use this recipe for over 10 years . It is awesome. My nieces ask for it every year.
If making the day before do you set out before serving so its down to room temp? My 7 year old son wants to make our own cranberry sauce this year so we are trying this recipe!
Hi Samera, I like to pull this from the fridge about 30 minutes before serving to take the chill off. But if you forget, straight from the fridge is fine, too–I bet no one will notice! And what a great recipe for you to make with your son :)
Hi I made it now too. Soooo delicious omgoodness unbelievable delicious did I say delicious why would anyone buy canned? Hands down the best recipe with the orange !
I made the day before thanksgiving and tasted it when hot and sooo good!My two sisters were so happy at the results!I am going to bring it my grandma’s house tomorrow for thanksgiving. Thank you for the amazing recipe.
Same for me! I just made it. With orange zest, orange juice and fresh ground allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon it tastes just like Christmas! It is so, so good!