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Holiday Cranberry Sauce

by Jamdown Foodie

Cranberries are not necessarily Jamaican. I’ve never had them before migrating to the United States. They are very tart but when sweetened up and touched with a bit of spice and citrus, they are so delicious. It’s the perfect accompaniment with turkey and all the great sides of Thanksgiving. 

This will be a very short cook and something you can make ahead before Thanksgiving day. Save yourself some time and make and bottle this the day before.

Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 4 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Zest from 1/2 an orange
  • Pinch of nutmeg


  1. Boil water and sugar in a medium saucepan on high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. 
  2. Add rinsed cranberries, lower the heat and allow them to cook until they burst, about 10 minutes. 
  3. Stir in orange zest and nutmeg after the sauce reduces and thickens. 
  4. Remove from heat and allow the sauce to cool. It will continue to thicken as it cools. 


Notes: Frozen cranberries may also be used for this dish but why would you want to do that?

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