Spiced Cranberry Sauce

yield: Makes about 2 1/4 cups

Can be prepared in 45 minutes or less.


  • a 12-ounce bag of cranberries, picked over
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar, or to taste
  • two 3-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, or to taste
  • 3/4 cup water


In a saucepan combine the cranberries, the honey, the brown sugar, the cinnamon sticks, the cloves, the nutmeg, and the water and simmer the mixture, covered, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cranberries have burst and the mixture is thickened. Transfer the sauce to a bowl and let it cool. The sauce may be made 2 days in advance and kept covered and chilled. Serve the sauce at room temperature.

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