Chipotle-Orange Cranberry Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


1-3/4 cups

Updated: Sep. 11, 2022
My family prefers traditional dishes on Christmas, but I like to add in a few of my own unique creations. With brown sugar, cinnamon and chipotle powder for a little kick, this cranberry sauce will earn a permanent spot in your holiday lineup. —Chris Michalowski, Dallas, Texas
Chipotle-Orange Cranberry Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 medium orange
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 1/4 to 3/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Finely grate zest from orange. Cut orange crosswise in half; squeeze juice from orange. Place zest and orange juice in a large saucepan. Add remaining ingredients.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat to a simmer; cook, uncovered, until berries pop, 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  3. Transfer to a small bowl; cool slightly. Refrigerate, covered, until cold.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 103 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein.