Cranberry Jelly with Orange and Ginger



about 4 cups


10 min


20-25 min




  • 24 oz. ‏fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup ‏sugar
  • 2 cups ‏water
  • about a tablespoon ‏orange zest
  • 2 tbsp ‏fresh grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup ‏orange juice

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This easy, gorgeous ruby red sauce has a peppery ginger and citrus flavor is perfect for the holidays. I like to add it to sparkling wine or serve it on cracker with goat cheese or on top of cheesecake. I have also been known to put it on toast for a festive breakfast.

  1. Rinse the cranberries and pick out any that look yucky or soft. Remember fresh ones will bounce.
  2. Put the cranberries into a pot with the water and sugar. 
  3. Place the pot over medium high heat.
  4. Cook for 10 minutes. You will start to hear and see the berries popping. Stir.

    You can see the berries starting to burst.

  5. Cook for about 10 more minutes.
  6. Stir and taste. You can add more sugar if you like, but I really like the tartness of the berries. 
  7. Remove the sauce from the heat and allow it to cool a bit.
  8. Stir in ginger, orange zest, and orange juice. 
  9. Serve! This stuff is amazing with goat cheese on crackers as a holiday appetizer or stirred into sparkling wine to make it super special.

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