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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! —Allison Thompson, Lansing Michigan
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, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein.

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Sfcollins User ID: 7951672 238300
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2015

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

NanZim User ID: 3929200 218567
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."

Beckythebarber User ID: 6988440 93141
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!"

Lois38 User ID: 1451267 145097
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

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

suunylou User ID: 3450016 93729
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."

DLB17 User ID: 6434337 145167
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."

Loufrommaine User ID: 6222180 160674
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."

brijen User ID: 2108821 145147
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

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

nelda h. till User ID: 2769024 161255
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."

suunylou User ID: 3450016 160341
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

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

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 208326
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

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

~ Theresa"

irishchef User ID: 3268917 73778
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!"

rduckworth User ID: 2502241 99369
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2009

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

reed_ranch User ID: 3060499 93728
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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