Photo: James Baigrie; Styling: Randy Mon
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 10

Add flavor to a traditional cranberry sauce recipe by stirring in orange zest and minced fresh ginger.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine all ingredients in a large pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until berries have popped, about 20 minutes.

Step 2

Make ahead: Let cool, then chill airtight up to 3 days; sauce will thicken as it cools.

Step 3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1/2-cup serving.

Ratings & Reviews

Just some small adjustments

December 23, 2016
Lower the sugar to at least 2 cups or start with 1 1/2 cups and add more to taste. I did not use the orange zest because I didn't want to overpower the cranberries. I added about 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract and a pinch of cinnamon at the end off from heat. After these adjustments, it was the BEST cranberry sauce I've ever tried. My family and I never cared for it but now we have changed our minds!

78jessica's Review

November 22, 2011
Definitely not my favorite cranberry sauce. 1. It was too sweet, I'd back up to 1 3/4 or maybe 2 cups sugar. 2. The orange flavor was way too strong. I'd back up the zest to half or less. 3. I used about 2 tsp powdered ginger and could not even taste it, so if I make this again I'd try with the fresh to see if that makes the difference.

Michelle2000100's Review

November 28, 2009
This was great! Wanted to try something a little different from serving the same old canned cranberry sauce. WOWSA...what a great taste! It was very easy to make and everyone loved it. I won't be serving canned cranberry sauce ever again!