Orange bourbon cranberry sauce

Elevate your Holiday feast: Tangy Orange Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

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There is something about the tartness and sweetness of a good cranberry sauce that perfectly complements Thanksgiving turkey. But why settle for store-bought when you can easily whip up your own cranberry sauce at home? Making cranberry sauce from scratch is actually way easier than you think – and it literally takes just minutes. If you want to elevate your Holiday table and have your guests asking for seconds, try our Chef-vetted recipe: we guarantee you will never go back!

PS: Did you know that Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce is a fantastic make-ahead dish? You can prepare it the night before and let it rest in the fridge, giving you one less thing to do on Thanksgiving morning. You can also freeze it to get a jump start on your holiday cooking!

To freeze cranberry sauce properly, we recommend using practical zip-top freezer bags and freezing them flat, squeezing out the excess air. When you want to use it, remember to move the frozen cranberry sauce to the fridge to thaw the night before you plan to serve it. Love your sauce warm? Reheat it in a Saucepan just before serving, and bring it to the table in its vessel for a presentation with style to spare!

Meet the author

Owen Wyatt

A California native, Chef Owen Wyatt spent several years working in restaurants before deciding to go to culinary school.
Graduated from the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) in 2013, he has since worked at some of the best restaurants around the country, including prestigious Chef Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bistro and Ad Lib, and he’s now the Culinary Director of Hestan Smart Cooking.
His knowledge, dedication, and high quality standards make Chef Owen Wyatt’s recipes a trusted tool to turn every day food into a meal to remember.