Cranberry Orange Balsamic Cranberry Sauce

Posted by Madelaine Oke on

When it comes to enjoying the delicious and versatile condiments, our Cranberry Balsamic Sauce is a must-try. Bursting with the flavors of cranberries and the rich, sweet-tangy profile of Arlotta’s Cranberry Orange Balsamic Vinegar, this sauce is not just reserved for holiday feasts. It can liven up your meals throughout the year! 


  • 2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Arlotta’s Cranberry Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water


Step 1:

Before you dive into the cooking process, make sure you have all your ingredients ready. For this delicious sauce, you’ll need fresh cranberries, brown sugar, Arlotta’s Cranberry Orange Balsamic Vinegar, and water.

Step 2: Combine and Stir

In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the fresh cranberries, brown sugar, Arlotta’s Cranberry Orange Balsamic Vinegar, and water. The brown sugar adds a touch of sweetness, while the balsamic vinegar introduces the delightful tanginess.

Tip: Add in some orange zest to add an extra layer of flavor.

Stir the ingredients together to create a harmonious blend. The beautiful red hue of the cranberries begins to emerge, promising a visually appealing sauce.

Step 3: Heat and Simmer

Now, place the saucepan over medium-high heat. Watch as the mixture comes to a gentle simmer.

Step 4: Cook to Perfection

Reduce the heat to maintain a gentle simmer, and let the sauce cook for approximately 10 minutes. During this time, the cranberries will begin to break down, and the sauce will thicken.

Step 5: Cool and Serve

Once your Cranberry Balsamic Sauce reaches the desired thickness, remove the saucepan from the heat. Allow it to cool before serving.

Now, your sauce is ready to be served! Whether you’re pairing it with a succulent beef roast, drizzling it over your favorite salad, or using it as a dipping sauce for vegetables and fruits, your taste buds are in for a treat. Or, for leftovers use it as a turkey cranberry sandwich!

Step 6: Savor the Flavor

As you indulge in your cranberry balsamic sauce, you’ll discover the perfect balance of sweet and tangy notes, all thanks to Arlotta’s Cranberry Orange Balsamic Vinegar. The sauce’s versatility means you can enjoy it any time of the year, so why wait for the holidays? 

Pro Tips:

  • Garnish idea: Prior to serving, consider adding extra orange zest or orange peel and a cinnamon  stick on top of the cranberry sauce.
  • Prepare the cranberry sauce ahead of the busy day to reduce last-minute tasks. I recommend making it up to a week in advance.
  • You can store leftover cranberry sauce in the fridge or freezer for an extended period. Place it in an airtight container, and it will stay fresh for up to 4 weeks in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.

So, there you have it- a delightful Cranberry Balsamic Sauce recipe that’s easy to make and even easier to enjoy. Whether you’re adding a touch of holiday flair to your favorite turkey or ha, sandwich or using it as a condiment, a topper, or a dip, this sauce is a culinary gem. Don’t limit yourself to just Thanksgiving or Christmas; savor it all year round!

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