Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Flavored with nutmeg, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon this Spiced Cranberry Sauce will blow your taste buds away. It's seriously delicious and the perfect condiment for Thanksgiving, Christmas and any holiday! | manilaspoon.com

I love cooking with spices. I just love the intense complexity in flavor that a little dash of cinnamon, nutmeg or my favorite cardamon can add to a dish. When I decided to make some condiment for Thanksgiving, I thought it had to be cranberry sauce and a spiced one, too.

Flavored with nutmeg, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon this Spiced Cranberry Sauce will blow your taste buds away. It's seriously delicious and the perfect condiment for Thanksgiving, Christmas and any holiday! | manilaspoon.com

I love Indian spices especially cardamom. I buy a big bag of it which I use for making homemade Chai Tea. An Indian fried of ours taught me me how to make authentic Chai and once I got introduced to cardamom, which is Chai’s premier ingredient, I was hooked. After that I have used cardamom in many dishes I have made especially in curries as hubby and I are huge curry fans. I recently made pumpkin lassi and used cardamom for that and thought to myself it would be awesome to use cardamom in flavoring cranberry sauce, too! I know a little cardamom goes a long way so I thought I’ll give it a try.

Flavored with nutmeg, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon this Spiced Cranberry Sauce will blow your taste buds away. It's seriously delicious and the perfect condiment for Thanksgiving, Christmas and any holiday! | manilaspoon.com

Honestly, my taste buds were blown away by the flavors in this cranberry sauce. The addition of cardamom worked and the combination with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves was perfect. Subtle hint of nutmeg, a nuance of cardamon and of course the yummy flavors from cinnamon and cloves give this Thanksgiving condiment an amazing taste. And, it’s such a breeze to make! Hope you give this spiced Cranberry Sauce a try this holiday season!

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Spiced Cranberry Sauce

By: Manila Spoon

November 18, 2015

Flavored with nutmeg, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon this Spiced Cranberry Sauce will blow your taste buds away. It’s seriously delicious and the perfect condiment for Thanksgiving, Christmas and any holiday!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen Cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Cloves

Instructions

  1. In a heavy saucepan, dissolve the sugar in water by stirring over low to medium heat. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add the cranberries and the spices and stir. Lower the heat and cook until the cranberries pop about 10-12 minutes and the sauce has thickened to your liking.
  3. The cranberry sauce can be made a day or 2 ahead. Refrigerate if making ahead. Serve at room temperature.

Yield: 10-12 Servings
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes

Flavored with nutmeg, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon this Spiced Cranberry Sauce will blow your taste buds away. It's seriously delicious and the perfect condiment for Thanksgiving, Christmas and any holiday! | manilaspoon.com

24 Comments

  1. November 20, 2015 / 2:59 am

    Dear Abby, I've never cooked with cardamom before. My head must be in the sand. I'm intrigued. I love chai tea, so I must love cardamom. I definitely love whole cranberry sauce, so this will be a real winner at our Thanksgiving table. Have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends. xo

  2. November 20, 2015 / 3:07 am

    My grandmas would love this! Her most favorite thing at Thanksgiving is the cranberry sauce and we always make sure we have it there for her!

  3. November 20, 2015 / 3:41 am

    Looks delicious and perfect for this year's turkey.

  4. November 20, 2015 / 4:29 am

    I much prefer spices in my cranberry sauce (or chutney) too! This one looks amazing! I save extra of it for after Thanksgiving and serve it on my curries too!

  5. November 20, 2015 / 6:29 am

    I'm a BIG fan of cardamom too, and I love all the spices you added to this cranberry sauce. Something about these spices that make anything festive. And just a little bit more special. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. November 20, 2015 / 8:54 am

    I love cranberries and this combinations with the spices sounds delicious I will have to try soon.

  7. November 20, 2015 / 1:42 pm

    We are going to be making our own cranberry sauce this year for the first time and I hope it looks as great as this!

  8. November 20, 2015 / 7:07 pm

    Amen to homemade cranberry sauce! It's so easy to make, I don't know why anyone ever buys anything else–but you've made it even better with the spices. Sounds good!

  9. November 20, 2015 / 7:39 pm

    This sounds amazing! I love spices in pretty much everything, whereas my family doesn't. Fortunately, they live in another state, so we don't spend Thanksgiving together and I can eat what I want!

  10. November 21, 2015 / 12:35 pm

    I love cardamom on anything so I am sold.

  11. November 21, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    I've rarely been sorry when I've added cardamom to a dish 🙂

  12. November 22, 2015 / 1:59 am

    I am looking for a new cranberry recipe this year. this sounds awesome!

  13. November 22, 2015 / 2:27 am

    Perfect recipe for the holidays right now. And love the heart shape bowl!

  14. November 22, 2015 / 11:21 pm

    I love cardamom too… I use it lots in my cooking and it is fabulous with just about anything. I always have some on hand. Think I will be adding some to my cranberry sauce this year.

  15. November 23, 2015 / 5:28 am

    This spiced cranberry sauce looks perfect!

  16. November 23, 2015 / 4:28 pm

    In Sweden we love cranberry sauce, but I never tried with spices. Love the idea though, it will be the perfect twist to a classic. Thanks for your recipe! 🙂

  17. November 25, 2015 / 2:07 am

    I love that you added cardamom to this! I'm sold!

  18. November 25, 2015 / 9:12 am

    Abby, your addition of cardamom is genius! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving.

  19. November 25, 2015 / 9:36 pm

    I'm a huge cranberry sauce fan, but have never used this combination of spices – love them together, especially in this context. I must try it!

  20. November 26, 2015 / 2:07 am

    I love the flavor combinations in this dish! Thanks for sharing!

  21. December 13, 2015 / 8:00 am

    great flavours to make a different cranberry sauce , thank you xoxo

  22. Anonymous
    December 20, 2016 / 4:18 am

    I'm making this for Christmas this year – I need a change and this recipe sounds wonderful. Thanks.

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