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Roasted Cranberry-Orange Sauce

Roasted Cranberry-Orange Sauce

By Traeger Kitchen

Cranberry sauce on a Traeger? You betcha. Throw a touch of smoke into this best supporting actor contender on Turkey Day.

Prep Time

5 Min

Cook Time

30 Min




This recipe serves:


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Units of Measurement:
1 Whole orange, zested and reserved
2 bags cranberries, defrosted if frozen
1/2 Cup granulated sugar
2 Whole star anise
1 Whole cinnamon stick
1/4 Cup simple syrup


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 450°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

  • 2

    Roast the orange. Cut the zested orange in half, place cut-side down on the grill, and cook for 10 minutes, until juicy. Remove from the grill.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C


  • 3

    In a medium saucepan, combine the cranberries, orange zest, sugar, star anise, Traeger Simple Syrup, and cinnamon stick. Squeeze the orange juice into the pan.

  • 4

    Place pan over medium heat and cook, allowing the berries to open up and the sauce to thicken, about 10-15 minutes.

  • 5

    Remove from the heat, cool, and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Enjoy!

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