I wanted a brighter-tasting cranberry sauce instead of one that had just a sweet note of sugar. Using lemonade concentrate made it easy and the ginger was perfect with the tart cranberries. Adding lemon peel would be good with this also, and this is wonderful served on top of turkey soup! Also good for any time of the year.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
20 mins
30 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Stir cranberries, apples, water, sugar, and lemonade concentrate together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, and reduce heat to medium low.

  • Stir ginger and salt into cranberry mixture and simmer until cranberries burst and apples are tender, 20 minutes. Chill in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; protein 0.2g 1% DV; carbohydrates 31.1g 10% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 26.3mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I am not a fan of cranberry sauce but this one is great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
I am not a fan of cranberry sauce but this one is great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12.16.15 The lemonade concentrate and ginger partner so well with the cranberries and apples. You get a real pop of interesting flavors in every bite. Since lemonade concentrate already is so sweet and since our personal taste leans more toward less sweet these days I cut the sugar in half. What I ended up with was the perfect balance of sweet-tart. The minced apples cooked down to a beautiful consistency. Trying to get a headstart on Christmas dinner so this is going into the freezer. Tessa Goodpaster thanks for sharing your recipe. We really enjoyed it and this may just become my go-to recipe for cranberry sauce! Read More