Ginger Cranberry sauce

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Not only is this ginger cranberry sauce sweet, spicy and tangy, it is also very warming. The perfect relish to enjoy with any holiday dish. I love the holiday season. I literally live for it. It is as if I survive the beginning of the year just for the end of the year. Now that I’m actually saying that out loud, I wonder if I’m the only one that feels that way? I hope not. One of the main reasons I love the holiday season so much is all the absolutely delicious food that goes down around this time. All the cakes AND pies AND cookies AND this ginger cranberry sauce. Not only is this ginger cranberry sauce sweet, spicy and tangy, it is also very warming. The perfect relish to enjoy with any holiday dish. Around June, I start planning all the things that I want to do with the kids. I kid you not. I have a holiday binder. I store keepsakes from the previous year, our thanksgiving menu and all the recipes that I tried and the recipes that are staples. This ginger cranberry recipe is a staple. If I could I would capitalize it, underline it even. I literally start getting calls with requests for this ginger cranberry sauce. Not only is this ginger cranberry sauce sweet, spicy and tangy, it is also very warming. The perfect relish to enjoy with any holiday dish.   Not only is this ginger cranberry sauce sweet, spicy and tangy, it is also very warming. The perfect relish to enjoy with any holiday dish. We live in Florida, citrus capital of the world. I’m almost sure that is true. So we have choices when it comes to citrus. I used a tangerine in this recipe, however you can always use an orange. I found that the tangerine was a lot sweeter than the orange which allowed me to use less sugar which is always awesome. Not only is this ginger cranberry sauce sweet, spicy and tangy, it is also very warming. The perfect relish to enjoy with any holiday dish. I love any recipe that basically goes: put the ingredients in a pot and walk away. Return in ___ minutes and eat your merry little heart out. That is what this recipe allows.  I can paint my nails . Walk the dog . Call my BFF . Have a EPIC dance off with the kids . I am free. Well for about 20 minutes I am anyways.  Not only is this ginger cranberry sauce sweet, spicy and tangy, it is also very warming. The perfect relish to enjoy with any holiday dish. After 5 minutes of medium to low heat the cranberries start to pop. Not only is this ginger cranberry sauce sweet, spicy and tangy, it is also very warming. The perfect relish to enjoy with any holiday dish. This is after 10 minutes: The liquid has reduced. We are almost there!  Not only is this ginger cranberry sauce sweet, spicy and tangy, it is also very warming. The perfect relish to enjoy with any holiday dish. Yes, Yes, Yes!!!!!! Now of course you can use a potato-masher and smooth out the cranberry sauce. But why would you? I know this is another highly debated thing. Smooth sauce vs chunky. I’m team chunky because 1). chunky is better 2) I like texture in my food and 3) chunky is always better.  Not only is this ginger cranberry sauce sweet, spicy and tangy, it is also very warming. The perfect relish to enjoy with any holiday dish. Note: In the picture of the ginger cranberry sauce, I still have the cinnamon stick in the sauce. I always want people to know what is in each dish. However, when right before we dig in I remove it because That is not the chuck texture that I was talking about.  Not only is this ginger cranberry sauce sweet, spicy and tangy, it is also very warming. The perfect relish to enjoy with any holiday dish.

Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients

  • NGREDIENTS
  • 16 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh tangerine or orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
  • Finely grated zest from 1 tangerine or orange
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a heavy saucepan.
  • Cook over medium-low heat until the berries pop open, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Remove foam off the surface.
  • Cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Join the Conversation

  1. I loved Cranberries. I was looking for sauce recipe since few days. Thanks for sharing this. Have pinned it.

    1. Awesome Ana! Glad you found this. Let me know how you like it 🙂

  2. This sauce looks amazing. I love that you used tangerines. I love them even more than oranges. I also like your idea of adding ginger. I have to remember to try that next time.

    1. Tangerines are my favorite! I hope you like it April:-)

  3. Yum. This sounds so good with the addition of the ginger and fresh citrus. We don’t have much fresh fruit around at this time of year, but I can usually find something at Trader Joe’s. Going to try this at Christmas. Thanks!

    1. I love that I can make this two months in a row. It is so yummy Shanna Eva!

  4. I LOVE homemade cranberry sauce~! your photos are absolutely stunning!

    1. Thank you so much Amanda!

  5. I love cranberry sauce so in def going to try this!

    1. Definitely Alicia! Cranberry sauce is one of my holiday treats 🙂

  6. It is such an amazing post, dear!
    Have a nice weekend:)

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  7. Gorgeous pics and great-looking recipe. Seems really easy to make, too. My hubby is a fan of homemade cranberry sauce and he loves ginger, so this one is a must-try for me.

    1. Thank you. It is sooooooooooooooooo shockingly easy to make and so flavorful.

  8. Looks yummy! Will definately have to try 🙂 Thanks for sharing !!

    1. I’m glad you like it Joan 🙂 Let me know how you like it.

  9. Never thought of adding ginger!! Will definitely be giving this a try.

    1. Ginger and cinnamon are my little secret flavor-bomb. Both are so yummy in this sauce Alex 🙂

  10. The sauce looks so good. I am saving this recipe for later.

    1. Awesome! Let me know how you like it!!!

  11. Hi ! Good Pics, Those pics attracted me to read this post, Looks yummy I will try it ” yup thanks for sharing”

    1. You are so welcome Aswino! I’m glad you liked them 🙂

  12. YUM! Looks delicious and I have fresh cranberries at home, I’ll have to try this! Beautiful pictures too!

    1. Thank you Chanel 🙂 Let me know how you like it!!!!

  13. The sause recipe look so yummy. Will definitely try this out. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I’m so glad Yamini! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  14. That looks amazing and I love that you can throw it in and walk away for awhile! I am so jealous of your holiday preparedness. I don’t start planning until October(ish) and it always seems like I am running around at the last minute. Next year, I may start earlier.

    1. Hahahahaha, I’m kinda sorta obsessed with the holidays. It might be a problem that I really should talk about in counseling 🙂 🙂 I’m glad you like it Ashley!!!!

  15. Beautifiul photos! Makes me want to make this -well done!! xo-Wendie

    1. Thank you so much Wendei! I love easy and flavor packed recipes like this one.

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