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Killer Cranberry Sauce with Orange and Ginger

This cranberry sauce recipe is just in time for your Thanksgiving meal planning. With just four simple ingredients you'll have a festive and delicious side to add to your holiday dinner.

Cranberry sauce is a funny thing.  Do you prefer chunky or jellied? Ask folks and they will have a definite preference.  The response seems to be related to whichever is served at their family's traditional Thanksgiving dinner.  

In my family, it was always jellied cranberry sauce, sliced perfectly.  It just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it.  As a matter of fact, I always refused to eat chunky cranberry sauce, not being able to fathom how I could possibly enjoy chunks in my cranberry sauce.

The Best Fresh Cranberry Sauce

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Killer Cranberry Sauce with Orange and Ginger
The Best Cranberry Sauce

I'm evidence that you can teach an old dog new tricks.  Several years ago, I decided to step out of my comfort zone by making a chunky cranberry sauce.

Chunky Cranberry Sauce
One bite of this cranberry sauce and I became a lover of fresh, chunky cranberry sauce.  The orange and ginger will hook you.  Oh, we still serve the jellied kind at my house, but now there is a choice of either or both.  It's the best of both worlds.

How to Make Fresh Cranberry Sauce 


Of course, this makes the perfect accompaniment for your Thanksgiving dinner, but it can also be enjoyed beyond your Thanksgiving dinner.

Some ideas for using your cranberry sauce:
  • Spoon warm sauce over vanilla ice cream, or mix in with plain or vanilla-flavored yogurt for a tasty dessert. 
  • Jazz up your deli turkey.  Make a sandwich using the cranberry sauce as your sandwich spread.   
  • Mix 1/4 cup in with your morning oatmeal to put some zip in your morning.
Go ahead and make some of this yummy cranberry sauce today.  You will love it!

cranberry sauce, Thanksgiving side dish, fresh cranberries
side dish
American
Yield: 8 servings
Author: Donna Urso
Amazing Cranberry Sauce

Amazing Cranberry Sauce

An easy, fresh cranberry sauce with ginger and orange that will make your taste buds sing.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 15 Min

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Grate the zest of the orange and add to a pot with the sugar and the ginger.
  2. Juice the orange and add the juice to the pot with the sugar.
  3. Simmer the mixture over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Add the cranberries and cook until the cranberries pop. That usually takes about five minutes.
  5. Add the pecans, if desired, and cool.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

214.30

Fat (grams)

4.75 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.40 g

Carbs (grams)

44.70 g

Fiber (grams)

2.52 g

Net carbs

42.19 g

Sugar (grams)

39.93 g

Protein (grams)

0.84 g

Sodium (milligrams)

1.44 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00 mg
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Enjoy!

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  1. This goes over the top by adding 2 tablespoons Geand Marnier at the finish. So good. Marilyn

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