October 22, 2016
Spicy Cranberry Sauce

Spicy Cranberry Sauce

by Berkeley Wellness  |  

This interesting twist on traditional cranberry sauce is spiked with hot spices: ground ginger, cloves and black pepper.

Makes 4 cups


1½ cups orange juice

1¼ cups sugar

2 packages (12 ounces each) cranberries, fresh or frozen

1 lime, finely chopped with skin, any seeds discarded

1 teaspoon ground ginger

¼ teaspoon ground cloves

¼ teaspoon pepper

¼ teaspoon salt


1. In a large non aluminum saucepan, bring the orange juice and sugar to a boil over medium heat. Boil until the sugar has dissolved, about 3 minutes.

2. Add the cranberries, lime, ginger, cloves, pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce to a simmer, and cook, stirring frequently, until the berries have popped and the mixture has thickened, about 15 minutes.

3. Let cool to room temperature. Store the sauce in the refrigerator.

Nutrition per ½ cup: 187 calories, 0.3g Total fat (0g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 4g dietary fiber, 48g carbohydrate, 1g protein, 75mg sodium.

Good source of: anthyocyanins, fiber, vitamin C.

From The Wellness Kitchen, by the staff of The Wellness Kitchen and the editors of the University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter.