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

What an easy and fabulous recipe! The addition of the orange and ginger give this sauce an extra zing that we loved. I will be making this one again, Thanks Lynda!

~Leslie~ October 13, 2006

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