Not Your Mama's Cranberry Sauce

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is from the Nutrition Action Newsletter. With approximately 60 calories per 1/4 cup serving and zero fat and only 15 grams Carbohydrates this is a lighter sauce for the holidays. Make it a day or two ahead, and serve it hot or cold.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the first seven ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 10 minutes or until the cranberry skins pop open. Remove from the heat and stir in the orange peel and crystallized ginger.
  2. Put into a bowl and set into refrigerator until ready to serve. You can heat this up if you like a hot sauce to put over a ham, or serve chilled to serve along with a turkey.
Most Helpful

Deserves 10 stars!!!!!!! Thank you very much for this faboulos recipe.

Chef h&h November 29, 2009

Good and not overly sweet. I'd reduce to water as I like a bit of a thicker cranberry sauce and since we love crystallized ginger, I'd add even more next time. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

LonghornMama November 25, 2006