One of my most favorite holiday sides growing up was Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce. You know the kind – the ruby-red cylinder of solid jelly that came pre-marked with it’s “just slice here” ridges from the can. It made a distinct noise as it wiggled free and slid from the can. A jiggly wedge tops every single bite of my holiday dinners.
It’s extremely easy to make a really good cranberry sauce at home. I like mine spiked with a bit of orange but if you’re more of a purist, replace the OJ with water and leave out the zest and ginger.
Homemade cranberry sauce spiked with orange juice and fresh ginger is the perfect addition to your holiday dinner table.
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 small orange, zested and juiced
- 2/3 cup sugar (plus more to taste)
- 12-16 oz cranberries
- 1/2 - 1 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- Add water, OJ, and sugar to a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
- Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.
- Cool completely before serving. Leftovers will keep in a jar in the fridge for at least a week.
Yields: 10 servings
Estimated time: 25 minutes
Calories: 69.6 | Fat: .9 | Fiber 1
WW Points: 1
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I was surprised to learn how easy homemade cranberry sauce is too, but sometimes nothing can beat the canned jellied stuff! I like to have both when we host holiday’s at our place. Your’s looks great!
Now that is a mighty fine looking cranberry sauce. Yum!
haha, I love the canned stuff too! When I make it myself, I keep it simple like this.
Purist nothing! I love the addition of the orange – this looks delicious!
Our family loves the cranberry sauce from a can too. Maybe I can fancy it up this year for the Holidays. This recipe looks great!
Looks simple and delicious. I also like how your site is all written in the same modern font. How did you do it?
Wow, that looks yummy
Thanks for the recipe- I’m going to serve both varieties of cranberry sauce this year…canned and fresh. It’s our family tradition!