Spice-Scented Cranberry Sauce

  • Yield: 4 cups


1-- (12-ounce) bad cranberries, rinsed and picked over
1/2cup water
1/2cup granulated sugar
3/4cup packed brown sugar
1/2teaspoon sea salt
1/4teaspoon ground ginger
1/8teaspoon allspice
1/8teaspoon ground cinnamon
-- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Add all ingredients to a heavy-bottomed 2-quart pot, and stir to combine. Cover pot and bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat (keep a close eye because if it boils over it'll make a mess of your stove—I speak from experience and too much multitasking!).
  2. Remove lid, reduce heat to a simmer and let cook, stirring occasionally, until thick and jam-like, about 15 to 17 minutes. Let cool to room temperature or chill before serving. May be prepared and stored in an air-tight container up to two days in advance.

Recipe by Jennifer Perillo.