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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Sweet-and-Spicy Cranberry Sauce

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 15 mins
  • servings: 8


  • 3/4 pound fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated lime zest plus 1 tablespoon juice
  • Salt

Cook's Note

Make sauce up to three days ahead and refrigerate. Before serving, thin sauce with up to 1/4 cup water, if necessary.


  1. Step 1

    In a medium saucepan, bring cranberries, brown sugar, cloves, and 1/3 cup water to a rapid simmer over medium. Cook until berries burst and mixture becomes syrupy, 10 minutes. Stir in cayenne and lime zest and juice. Season with salt. Serve at room temperature.

Everyday Food, November 2012