Sugar 'N' Spice Cranberries Recipe

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"My grandmother gave me the recipe for this tangy cranberry dish more than 30 years ago," says Jill Alpert of Kansas, Missouri. "It's a nice accompaniment to a traditional turkey dinner, but it also goes well with pork. I save a portion to make the cranberry gelatin salad for the next day."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES:28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES: 28 servings


  • 3 packages (12 ounces each) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice or cloves

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 115 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine all of the ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes or until the cranberries pop and mixture is thickened. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 7 cups.
Originally published as Sugar 'N' Spice Cranberries in Quick Cooking November/December 2003, p14

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kathyguerra User ID: 3374564 56730
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

"I've made this dish MANY times, since it first appeared in the magiazine. My family loves it, and I've shared it with lots of other people. The reveiws have always been great. It has led several people to start using the Taste of Home webpage."

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