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Orange Cranberry Sauce

Orange Cranberry Sauce

Cranberries have become a staple at holiday meals, especially Thanksgiving. This is a great kicked-up version that has notes of citrus.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes plus cooling time
  • Yield: 2 Cups


  • 1 bag (12 ounces) cranberries
  • Grated zest and juice of 2 oranges
  • 1/4 cup ruby port
  • 3/4 cup sugar, or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 cup toasted pecans or walnuts


  • Combine the cranberries, orange zest and juice, port, sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries are tender and the sauce has thickened, about 10 minutes.

  • Taste, and add more sugar if desired. Stir in the nuts and set aside to cool. Serve at room temperature. (The sauce can be made up to 3 days in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.)