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Spiced Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Spiced Cranberry Sauce Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Spiced Cranberry Sauce

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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."

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"I made this for friends on Thanksgiving, and had such great comments about it that I made it again for my family for Christmas dinner. I make it the night before I need it, since then it is well set and the flavor of the spices really comes out."

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"I made this last Thanksgiving, and just made it again for this one. I tastes as good as it smells. It is great on a left over turkey sandwich also."

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"will be making it for the third year in a row. just added 1 can of manderine oranges."

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"I combined 2 of your recipes--this one and added 1 tsp. vanilla, chopped almonds, and probably another cup of sugar. My husband prefers sweet rather than tangy cranberries.

Both of us thought the results was delicious. I'm sure I'll keep making this way rather than the old family way."

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

"I've made this the past two years. This year for Turkey Day and Christmas. Family loves the spicy kick."

Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

"This is one of the very best things I have EVER made! Love the spice.

~ Theresa"

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009

"I am making this for our family thanksgiving dinner. It is SOOO GOOD!! The spices make it different from other cranberry sauces, but it is a welcome change! My family and friends really enjoy it!"

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2009

"I love this sauce. Everyone who tried it did also. It goes well with chicken as well as turkey."

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2008

"This had way too much clove for my liking. However, some of the relatives really liked it. If I make again I would eliminate the cloves all together and the all spice."

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