Easy Homemade Spiced Cranberry Sauce


  • 300 g fresh cranberries
  • juice from 1 large or two small oranges
  • a bit of zest from unwaxed orange
  • 7 tbs or to taste golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 cup boiling water

how to make cranberry sauce for turkey at home


  • lemon zester
  • small saucepan
  • hand blender


  1. In a small saucepan place water, cranberries, orange juice and bring to boil.
  2. Reduce fire, add also sugar, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and cook until all cranberries burst.
  3. Remove from fire, blend using hand blender until smooth, add orange zest and cook on reduced fire for another 10 – 15 minutes until sauce is thicker and bubbling.
  4. Pour to the jars, close immediately.
  5. After cooling down place them in the fridge and keep for up to couple of weeks.

Makes about 600 ml of sauce. 


Spiced cranberry sauce is perfect for Christmas turkey or with crackers and cheese.

Your thoughts…

  1. Oh, I never turn away from any cranberry recipe and surely not one that sounds this good.
    And needless to say, that cute lacy topper adds the finishing touch.

    Best Wishes for the Happiest of Holidays Margot!

  2. I love the lacy topper too, it’s gorgeous … Happy Holidays Margot! ^o^

  3. Sounds gorgeous and I love the little crocheted doily with the ribbon band round it. Did you make that?

  4. My granny made that crocheted napkin, I have the whole set in different sizes ;)

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