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vegan cranberry sauce in a bowl ready to serve

Easy Vegan Cranberry Sauce with Orange Zest

  • Author: Verna
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This Easy Vegan Cranberry Sauce is flavored with fresh orange zest and lemon juice. So bright and vibrant, it’s a quick holiday side dish that will compliment your vegan holiday roast perfectly!


  • 1- 12 oz /340 g bag fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3/4 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • Zest of a small orange

  • 1 - 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • Pinch each of cinnamon and salt


  1. Rinse cranberries and add to a 3 qt saucepan with water and sugar over medium-high heat, stir to combine


  • To store and freeze: keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to two weeks and freeze for up to 6 months.


  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 Minutes
  • Category: Snacks & Sides
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American, Canadian

Keywords: vegan cranberry sauce, vegan holiday sides