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Dried Cherry & Orange Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Fresh cranberry sauce is a must-have at any Thanksgiving feast. This one is made with plump dried cherries and orange juice in less than 20 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Sauces/Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Holiday Recipes
Servings: 2 Cups
Calories: 41kcal


  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • ½ cup water
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • ¾ cup dried cherries
  • ¼ cup + 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar


  • In a medium saucepan, combine cranberries, water, orange juice, dried cherries and brown sugar.
  • Set the saucepan over medium-high heat and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 12-15 minutes, or until the cranberries pop, stirring frequently. Transfer to a bowl and cool completely.
  • Refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve.


Weight Watchers Points: 2 (SmartPoints), 2 (Points+), 1 (Old Points) WW (Old Points) 1 / WW (Points+) 2


Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 7.7mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg