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.

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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Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.

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

Directions:

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.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by My Recipes

 

 

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21 Responses to “Spiced Cranberry Sauce”

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    Debbie — November 17, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

    This looks really good.

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    mia xara — November 17, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

    Delicious cranberry sauce, Pam!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — November 17, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

    I love the spices you used here Pam! Love this cranberry sauce. Delicious!

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    Hari Chandana — November 17, 2013 @ 10:11 pm

    Sounds interesting.. thanks for sharing!!

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    Lia — November 18, 2013 @ 1:42 am

    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.

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    lenia — November 18, 2013 @ 2:20 am

    It sounds very interesting!
    Kisses!

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    Jenn — November 18, 2013 @ 4:21 am

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

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    Diane — November 18, 2013 @ 4:57 am

    Sounds good to me. Happy thanksgiving Diane

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    Joanne — November 18, 2013 @ 5:12 am

    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. :)

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    Larry — November 18, 2013 @ 6:15 am

    That is a great looking cranberry sauce.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — November 18, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    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.

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    Jovina Coughlin — November 18, 2013 @ 3:33 pm

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

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    vanillasugarblog — November 18, 2013 @ 4:09 pm

    Oh Pam I wish I could get into the thanksgiving cooking mode.
    Is it wrong that I cannot?

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    The Café Sucre Farine — November 18, 2013 @ 6:55 pm

    How fun to cook with your daughter! She did a great job, this sauce looks fantastic! I love all the spices.

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness — November 18, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    I love cranberry sauce. I love the spices that you added to this, so yummy. Your daughter did a great job!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — November 19, 2013 @ 12:32 am

    Looks delicious and lovely!

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    grace — November 19, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

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

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    Chris — November 23, 2013 @ 5:56 am

    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.

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    Kristine — November 25, 2013 @ 3:36 pm

    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!

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    Kristine — December 1, 2013 @ 6:19 pm

    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!

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    Kristine — November 11, 2014 @ 3:16 pm

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

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