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Sweet, Spicy, Chunky Homemade Cranberry Sauce

This dazzling crown jewel of any holiday table is a great compliment to turkey or pork.  I've even served it with lamb and it's excellent with that too.  It's tangy, sweet, with just a touch of heat to give it kick.  Dress it up in a mason jar with a bow and it makes a beautiful tasty gift too!

Course Condiment, Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Author Madalaine


  • 1 12 ounce bag of fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large orange zest pieces
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup white onion diced
  • 2/3 cup dried apricot diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • lemon zest


  1. Rinse the cranberries and put them in a pot over medium heat with the orange zest and orange juice.
  2. When the cranberries start to burst, add the remaining ingredients and simmer until it thickens up, stirring constantly.
  3. Cool completely and store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet, Spicy, Chunky Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Potassium 0mg0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.