Recipe By Shelby Crosa
Published Jun 19th
Prep 5m Cook 15m Additional 8h Ready In 8h 20m
Servings 8 servings Calories 128.5

Super easy and a huge hit! I make this spiced cranberry sauce every Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tart and spicy! The spices just add to the overall holiday feel of the dish.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 dash ground cloves
  • 1 dash ground nutmeg
  • 1 dash ground allspice
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag fresh cranberries

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat orange juice and water in a saucepan over medium heat until warm, about 3 minutes. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Mix in cinnamon stick, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice. Add cranberries and cook, stirring occasionally, until they pop, about 10 minutes.
  2. 2 Remove from heat and pour sauce into a bowl. Cover and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 128.5
  • Carbohydrate 33 g
  • Fat 0.2 g
  • Fiber 2.2 g
  • Protein 0.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.1 g
  • Sodium 1.7 mg
  • Sugar 28.7 g

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Chef's Notes

Adjust spices and sugar to taste. I like mine spicy, so I usually add a bit more cinnamon. Add orange zest, if desired. Sweeten with 1 teaspoon of honey if you'd like it less tart.
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  1. 12.21.20 There’s a lot of personal taste involved between the sugar and the spices, and for us, it was just too sweet. I cut sugar back to 2/3 cup, but in the future, will try 1/2 cup (maybe even 1/3), but that's something easy to adapt. There’s a subtle orange juice flavor in the background, - Read more ...