Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Ginger Cranberry Sauce
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Here's a simple cranberry sauce that's fragrant with a hint of ginger and the essential oils of orange zest. It's the perfect sidekick to a perfectly roasted turkey at Thanksgiving dinner, and sure to please guests. Plus, it's a snap to prepare.

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12
Servings
84
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*Note: Frozen works as well, but the texture will be different.

Ingredients

  • 2  Tablespoons  neutral cooking oil, such as canola or grapeseed oil
  • 2  Pounds  fresh cranberries*
  • 1-2 ounces ginger, peeled with a spoon and chopped very finely
  • 3/4  Cups  light brown sugar
  • 1/4  Cup  freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1  Tablespoon  finely grated orange zest
  • Pinch of  sea salt

Directions

Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the cranberries and quickly pan-roast them, stirring frequently until they start to give off liquid and break down. Add the ginger, brown sugar, orange juice, orange zest, and salt, and reduce the heat to a simmer.

Cook for approximately 25-30 minutes, stirring. If it dries out too much and starts to stick, add a small amount of water and continue cooking. It should be a thick purée with some of the cranberries still intact. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
268µg
38%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
15mg
20%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
313µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
193mg
19%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
62µg
16%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
51mg
16%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
88mg
13%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
74mg
5%
Water
78g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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