Spiced Cranberry Sauce Recipe
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Spiced Cranberry Sauce Recipe

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While this cranberry sauce is simmering, the wonderful fragrance of the spices brings back happy memories of when my mother made it for the holidays. My husband and three sons are glad I’m carrying on her tradition!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 191 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 2g fiber), trace protein


  1. In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until the berries pop and mixture is thickened, about 30 minutes. Cool. Transfer to a serving bowl; cover and refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Spiced Cranberry Sauce in Country October/November 2006, p49

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Reviewed Nov. 28, 2015

"This is deliciously fresh, and so easy. I added zest of lemon --- perfect, yummy!"

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2015

"I prefer to serve homemade cranberry sauce instead of canned for my New Year's Day dinner. This is my favorite recipe thus far."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"Besides the quickness of assembling this dish, the blend of flavors was spot on. Stirring occasionally and tasting along the way made me even more appreciative of this simple yet elegant side dish. This will also travel in the car well!"

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"Made this for Thanksgiving and everyone raved and wanted the recipe. It was delicious."

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2012

"I found this recipe in 2009 and my family wants it each year since then. Spicy, sweet, tart and just great."

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