The warmth of the ginger and cloves and the brightness of the orange zest come together to make this a family favorite! You can use frozen cranberries if you can't find fresh - just simmer a few minutes longer. Make this ahead of time, and save yourself some stress on the big day!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water, sugar, orange juice, cinnamon stick, ginger, orange zest, and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until sugar is dissolved, 3 to 5 minutes.

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  • Stir cranberries into the sugar mixture in the saucepan and return to a boil over medium heat. Cook until cranberries start to burst and mixture thickens slightly, 8 to 10 minutes; sauce will thicken further upon cooling.

  • Transfer cranberry sauce to a bowl; remove and discard cinnamon stick. Store in the refrigerator; for best flavor, bring to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts

76 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 19.7g 6% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 41.9mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2019
This is so good! Glad I made a double batch so there will be enough that I can enjoy it myself for the next few days and still have some for Thanksgiving in 4 days. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 3 stars
11/25/2020
The ingredients list cloves and allspice, yet they're not mentioned in the directions. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2019
This is so good! Glad I made a double batch so there will be enough that I can enjoy it myself for the next few days and still have some for Thanksgiving in 4 days. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2018
This is fantastic. It gets very thick and it s even tastier the next day. It works well with sweet or savory dishes. I used it on a crostata as well as with meatballs. It was a delicious addition to my oatmeal too. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2020
Smells and tastes amazing. Brought this to work, huge hit!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2020
Wonderful smell and taste. Easy recipe as simple as can be. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2020
I had a good feeling about this recipe and a large bag of cranberries, so I doubled the recipe. I am so glad I did, because this was the best cranberry sauce I have ever had! My original intention was to freeze leftovers, but I can’t stop eating it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2020
Nice and easy recipe to follow. Quick and delicious way to wait on the turkey and pumpkin pie. Directions don’t list all the ingredients, but it’s simple enough to figure out. I think this will be a hit (and definitely an improvement over canned)! Read More
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