Sweet-and-Tart Cranberry Ginger Jelly

2 cups

Offer your guests this sweet-and-tart spread in lieu of traditional cranberry sauce at your next Thanksgiving dinner.


  • 6 ½ cups (24 ounces) fresh cranberries

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 2 teaspoons finely grated, peeled fresh ginger

  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin, plus more for pan and bowl


  1. Put cranberries, sugar, ginger, and 2 cups water into a medium saucepan. Cover, and bring to a simmer; cook, stirring occasionally, until berries are soft, about 10 minutes. Pour through a sieve into a medium bowl; discard solids.

  2. Meanwhile, put 1/2 cup cold water into a bowl; sprinkle with gelatin. Let soften 5 minutes. Add cranberry mixture; stir until gelatin has dissolved. Refrigerate, covered, at least 4 hours (up to 1 week).

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