Port-Cranberry Sauce


In this version of cranberry sauce, the sweet-tartness of the cranberries is enhanced with the addition of port, orange juice and orange zest. Slideshow: More Cranberry Recipes Plus: Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide 

Port-Cranberry Sauce
Photo: © William Meppem
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 cups


  • 1/2 cup ruby port

  • Three 1-by-3-inch strips of orange zest, cut into thin matchsticks

  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice

  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries

  • 3/4 cup sugar


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the port with the orange zest and orange juice and bring to a boil. Add the cranberries and sugar and simmer over moderately low heat until the sauce is jamlike, about 25 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and serve warm or at room temperature.

Make Ahead

The cranberry sauce can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

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