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Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

I made an early Thanksgiving meal today. My daughter helped me in the kitchen for a few of the recipes and it was so much fun cooking with her! She prepared this cranberry sauce we found at MyRecipes all by herself. It was easy to make, smelled fantastic while it simmered, and tasted wonderful. The spices added a nice flavor to this sauce and really made it taste extra special.

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Remove the zest from the oranges; set aside. Rinse the cranberries in a strainer.

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Combine the sugar, orange juice, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and cranberries to a saucepan then bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low then cook 10-12 minutes or until cranberries pop. Remove from heat; stir in zest. Cool completely. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

 

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice about 3 oranges
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • Dash of ground cloves
  • 1 12-ounce package fresh cranberries
  • 1 tbsp grated orange zest

Instructions

  • Remove the zest from the oranges; set aside. Rinse the cranberries in a strainer.
  • Combine the sugar, orange juice, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and cranberries to a saucepan then bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low then cook 10-12 minutes or until cranberries pop. Remove from heat; stir in zest. Cool completely. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
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  1. Hi Pam,
    I love cranberry sauce and yours is packed with perfumed spices and the colour so vibrant!
    Cheers and hope you have a fantastic week,
    Lia.

  2. Your daughter did a very impressive job 🙂 Can’t wait to cook with my little girl in the future!!

  3. I rarely stray from my family’s favorite cranberry sauce….but I would love to make this for myself. And just eat it on some grilled cheese. 🙂

  4. This looks wonderful, Pam! Everyone should know how incredibly EASY it is to make your own cranberry sauce instead of slopping it out of the jar! Thanks for sharing this delicious, fresh recipe.

  5. Nothing like homemade cranberry sauce. Getting ready to make mine for next week. Your recipe looks very appetizing.

  6. this is soooo much better than that nasty jellied stuff that comes in a can. orange zest is a must!

  7. Have to go shopping today for our REAL Thanksgiving. We did our practice one back in September when our daughter, her husband and baby were here. I like the idea of using this for our sauce.

  8. I made this last night. OMG SOOOOOOOOO GOOOD!!!!!!!! A bit sweet, I’ll use a little less sugar next time (maybe take it down by 1/8 cup), and believe me, there WILL be a next time! I thought I had ground ginger, but it turns out I didn’t, so I added 1/8 tsp. of ground cardamom instead. Really Tasty, I’d eat this on anything! Why does Thanksgiving get to have all the good food??? LOL! Keep up the great work!

  9. My friends loved it too! Even the one that ‘doesn’t like cranberry sauce’. I’m so going to make more! T/G or not!

  10. Woohoo! My friends requested it again this year! NICE! 😀 I’ll make it with a bit less sugar and use cardamom again, since that is what they liked. Awesome recipe, Pam! THANK YOU!!!!!!