Thanksgiving: Ginger Clove Cranberry Sauce

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in Blog, Food | No Comments


As with most holiday menus, I spend a night scouring the web for interesting twists on good ol’ standards. Martha Stewart (one of my idols) arranges her menus into specific slideshow categories, making it simple to find what you’re looking for. Most of my usual holiday guests know that I like to offer a little of the unexpected when it comes to traditional meals. Thanksgiving is a feast that should be chock full of surprises. Not to mention, the most rustic holiday meal of the year. I was a bit hesitant since this recipe uses cloves (a potent spice), but the smell in the house was AMAZING! If you’re looking to pair your turkey with the “fine wine” of all cranberry sauces, then this one’s for you. Enjoy!


1 bag (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

In a medium saucepan, bring cranberries, sugar, water, ginger, and cloves to a boil over high. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until cranberries have burst and sauce is slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

Recipe sampled from Martha Stewart

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