Candied Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauceI think I've only had fresh cranberry sauce maybe once before. I LOVE cranberries. I went through a big cranberry phase last autumn, so they sort of remind me of this time last year, which was (it turns out) a sort of new chapter in my life. But don't get me started on that! I think the holidays have me overly emotional today. Thinking about everything I have to be thankful for. 

Let's focus on the cranberry sauce. Here's something I learned this year: Cranberry sauce is uh-mazing on turkey. I think that's sort of it's purpose. Or at least it is for me now. Plus it take about 3 minutes to make. It's even easier than gravy.

Candied Ginger Cranberry Sauce

1 bag (12 oz.) fresh cranberries
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup triple sec
3-4 pieces candied ginger
1 tablespoon lemon zest

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until you achieved your desired texture. You can leave it more rustic and chunky, or you can pulse into a puree. Choose your own destiny. xo. Emma

  • This looks amazing – i love cranberry sauce! Although I would leave out the ginger! x

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  • Wonderful twist on an average cranberry sauce!


  • Cranberries are my favorite part of Thanksgiving meal! Plus with ginger?! To die for!

  • Never have been a big fan of cranberries, but I’m reconsidering it, I’ve only tried it out once and that’s already a year ago. people change, so perhaps my distaste for cranberries will change as well.. So I will give this recipe a go. I think it would be nice to add it to the menu during the holidays!

  • Mmm de-lish, a Sunday chicken/turkey roast here in the UK would not dare to be seen without some cranberry sauce piled on the side. Will definitely be giving this one a whirl, thanks. Happy Thanksgiving to all you good people over the pond.


  • Canned cranberry sauce gives other kinds a bad name, but his looks yummy. I’ve never tried to make it totally fresh and uncooked before. Maybe I’ll give it a try for Christmas. I always make it on the stovetop and mold it in a cute little vintage mold for a bit of retro kitsch. So cute, isn’t it? :

  • Candied ginger and cranberries sound like an excellent combination. Thanks for always venturing into the unknown and trying new things for us! Also, Happy Thanksgiving!!

  • I will make it just for the fancy color. And maybe for the (MUST TO BE) great flavor 🙂


  • Here in the UK,my husband makes cranberry sauce for Christmas every year, will try this recipe in December. wish I was over the pond in Berkeley,California, as my son is having his first Thanksgiving there!

  • Yum! This sounds so much more appealing then jarred varieties. For any vegetarians out there tofu steaks glazed with cranberry sauce and grilled are amazing and a great meat free festive dinner idea! Just FYI 😉

    Becky xo (Currently hosting a giveaway!)

  • I love the color of them, it’s so pretty!

    xo, Clare

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