Old-Fashioned Cranberry Sauce

Old-Fashioned Cranberry Sauce Recipe
Photo: Charles Masters


Serves 12 (serving size: 1/4 cup)
Total time: 15 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 112
Fat 1.2 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Monofat 0.7 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 25.5 g
Fiber 1.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 1 mg
Calcium 5 mg


1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup port wine
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 (12-ounce) package fresh cranberries
2 teaspoons grated orange rind


1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, and sauté for 4 minutes. Add sugar and the next 4 ingredients (through cranberries); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 8 minutes or until cranberries pop. Remove from heat, and stir in orange rind. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

South-of-the-Border Cranberry Sauce: Add 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro; 1 teaspoon grated lime rind; and 1 minced chipotle chile, canned in adobo sauce, to Old-Fashioned Cranberry Sauce. Serves 12 (serving size: 1/4 cup) Calories 112; Fat 1.2g (sat 0.1g); Sodium 6mg

Apple-Cranberry Sauce: Add 2 cups diced apple to Old-Fashioned Cranberry Sauce. Serves 16 (serving size: 1/4 cup) Calories 90; Fat 0.9g (sat 0.1g); Sodium 1mg

Dried Cherry-Cranberry Sauce: Combine 1 cup dried cherries and 1 cup cherry juice in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Drain. Add drained cherries to Old-Fashioned Cranberry Sauce. Serves 14 (serving size: 1/4 cup) Calories 137; Fat 1g (sat 0.1g); Sodium 3mg

Raspberry-Walnut Cranberry Sauce: Add 1 cup fresh raspberries and 1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts to Old-Fashioned Cranberry Sauce. Serves 16 (serving size: 1/4 cup) Calories 112; Fat 3.3g (sat 0.3g); Sodium 1mg

David Bonom,

Cooking Light

November 2011
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