Ginger Spiced Fresh Cranberry Sauce 2


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We have a holiday tradition at our house: Each family member is asked to “bring” a dish. This way, even if it’s just my immediate family in the house, I don’t end up doing all the cooking. That just makes sense, right? Four or five years ago, my eldest son (a non-cook, if ever there was one) took it upon himself to figure out how to make his favorite dish — cranberry sauce — from scratch. He created a lower sugar version of a recipe passed along years ago by my friend Rene. It was stellar. He was pleased with himself. And so it became his signature holiday dish. We all love it.

This super easy fresh cranberry sauce graces our table every Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Cranberries are far from local for us — duly noted. But if given the choice between a canned, BPA-laden tradition, or one homemade from the heart, we’ll take this one every time. It graces our table at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Ginger Spiced Fresh Cranberry Sauce

  • 2-12-oz bags fresh cranberries
  • 2 cups organic sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 5-6 slices of fresh ginger

Measure all ingredients into a medium sized saucepan. Cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool. Remove ginger slices and serve. (Really, can it get any easier??)

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Rustic cranberry apple galette [Raia’s Recipes]

Cranberry kombucha [Joybilee Farm]

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Grain free cranberry apple crisp [Delicious Obsessions]

Cranberry-cherry sauce [Common Sense Homesteading]

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2 thoughts on “Ginger Spiced Fresh Cranberry Sauce

  • Candi

    What a GREAT idea! I have been making my own cranberry sauce for years, but never with ginger. Sounds delicious!

  • jan pelmulder

    I make my own cranberry sauce but never thought to add ginger. Will this year. Thanks