Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I have this recipe on a yellowed newspaper clipping. We have been making this for Thanksgiving forever. It is a slightly tart, spicy whole cranberry sauce. It is our favorite. We have doubled and tripled it and it is always great.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar, water, cloves, allspice and cinnamon sticks in a 4-quart saucepan. Bring to boil. Cook, stirring, until syrup is clear, about 3 minutes. Add cranberries and cook just until they begin to pop, about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, add orange zest and cool. Make at least 24 hours before serving.
Most Helpful

I absolutely love cranberries, & needless to say, have my own favorite recipe for whole berry sauce, but I'm always happy to try new recipes, & yours is great! I have bags & bags of frozen berries so am able to make this stuff all year long & we never tire of it! I particularly enjoyed the use of the cloves & allspice in your recipe! Many thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this Spring's round of Pick A Chef]

Sydney Mike April 01, 2012