Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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1 cup granulated sugar, plus more if needed

1 tablespoon zested fresh ginger

1 to 2 jalapenos, seeds and ribs removed, diced

Zest and juice of 1 large orange (1/2 cup of juice is necessary)

One 12-ounce bag fresh cranberries

Zest from 1 lemon

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Kosher salt


  1. In a medium saucepan, put the sugar, ginger, jalapenos, orange zest and orange juice. Simmer for 2 minutes. Add the cranberries and set over medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Add water if the mixture appears too dry. Add in the lemon zest and juice and season with salt or a bit more sugar. Let cool completely and serve.

Cook’s Note

Can be made up to 3 days in advance.