Ginger Cranberry Sauce

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Ginger Cranberry Sauce
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Ginger

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
95
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. 

Ginger Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Ginger Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chile peppers as well as sugar and garlic.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
4%
Sugar
12g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1.2%
Protein
0.4g
0.8%
Carbs
19g
6%
Vitamin A
3µg
N/A
Vitamin C
13mg
22%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
16mg
2%
Fiber
4g
14%
Folate (food)
3µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
3µg
1%
Iron
0.3mg
1.6%
Magnesium
8mg
2%
Monounsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.1mg
0.7%
Phosphorus
12mg
2%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
102mg
3%
Sodium
14mg
1%
Sugars, added
9g
N/A

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