Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Sauce from foodiewithfamily.com

Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Sauce

This modern twist on the classic whole berry cranberry sauce takes a turn for the savoury and utterly habit forming with fresh jalapenos, onions, lime juice, and a pinch of cilantro!
Author Rebecca Lindamood


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 bag fresh or frozen Ocean Spray┬« cranberries 12 ounce
  • the juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper stem and seeds removed, minced
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced sweet onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  • Combine the water, orange juice, and sugar in a medium sized saucepan over high heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and bring to a boil. When it reaches the boil, add the cranberries and let it return to a boil. Drop the heat to low and let it simmer until almost all of the berries have burst and the mixture has become thickened. Be sure to stir frequently to prevent scorching. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the juice and zest of the lime, minced jalapeno pepper, cilantro, sweet onion, and sea salt until evenly distributed. Transfer into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap or transfer to a container with a tight fitting lid and refrigerate until ready to serve. It will continue to thicken as it cools.
  • This cranberry sauce is good for up to 5 days after it is prepared.