Coco: I became a fan of this recipe when I needed to bring something to a Thanksgiving pot luck in an organization I was a part of in college. This turned out AMAZING! And I went on to make it for my parents for Thanksgiving that year! Watching the cranberries pop is such a treat and kids love to watch it.

Savory Sweet Life | April 2011 by Alice Currah


  • 12 oz bag fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • Optional: 2 oz gold rum


Place all the ingredients in a sauce pan and cook on medium-high for 15-20 minutes or until most of the liquid has reduced – stirring occasionally.

You’ll hear the cranberries popping – don’t worry, that’s what you want them to do.

Remove from heat and serve.

Cranberry sauce can be made days ahead and brought to room temperature or slightly heated before serving.