Ginger Lime Spiked Cranberry Sauce

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Author Notes: Who says cranberry sauce has to be boring? This sauce boasts zippy ginger and tangy lime, both of which add a lot of flavor without overpowering the cranberry or wandering too far afield from traditional sauces.coconutlime

Serves 8

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime zest
  1. Place the cranberries, juice, sugar, ginger and zest in a medium saucepan and, stirring occasionally, cook for 20 minutes over medium high heat to reduce and thicken.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the rum. Serve hot or cold.

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9 months ago caramia

I just made this and it really is a perfect recipe. Thank you. Made it exactly excepting that I did not have fresh ginger (shame), so used 1/4 tsp. powdered, instead. Still delicious.


almost 2 years ago Ingrid

This is delicious! Spicy without the burn, just warmth and lots of flavor. You could probably use less sugar.


over 2 years ago Cilantro & Lime

I made this for Thanksgiving and it absolutely saved an overly dry turkey! It was delicious and everyone raved about it. Thank you for posting!


almost 5 years ago SugarDumplin'

This look very interesting -- how much water should one use to make this recipe?


almost 5 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

I've never made it, but I would start with one cup of water, stir it well and frequently until the sugar melts, then add more water if it seems necessary. I wouldn't cook it over medium high heat either, at least if I was only stirring occasionally. I'd put it at medium, at the most, and I'd stir it frequently, though not constantly, to keep it from sticking or scorching. It does look a great recipe! I already have 2 cranberry chutneys for tomorrow, but am seriously considering making this, once those are gone. ;o)


over 4 years ago coconutlime

No water is needed in this recipe.