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Ginger Orange Cranberry Sauce

A slight twist on a classic holiday dish! Fast and simple to make, plus vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 1 cups



  • In a medium pot, combine the cranberries, sugar, and water. Stir to combine. Heat over medium heat until boiling.
  • Reduce heat to low. Add the ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Stir to combine.
  • Simmer and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Some cranberries will remain whole and some will burst.
  • Add the zest of half an orange, and the juice of half an orange. Stir. If needed, add a little water to loosen the sauce if desired.
  • Cool the sauce until ready to serve.


You can also use frozen cranberries.
To make a sweeter sauce, increase the sugar to 3/4 cup.
Use a zester (microplane) like this one to zest the orange. This tool also comes in handy for cheese or chocolate grating!