Bowl of Cranberry Sauce with jalapeno slices

Spicy Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce

Spicy Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce is sweet and spicy, adding an exciting relish for any meal, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas.  The sauce cooks in 15 minutes and will be fully thickened after full cooling.  May be made the day before using.

Yield: 2 1/2 cups

Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword jalapeno cranberry sauce, spicy cranberry sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 146 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 2 Jalapeno Peppers seeded and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Orange Zest
  • 12 ounces Cranberries


  1. In a large saucepan combine the jalapeno peppers, salt, sugars, orange juice, water and orange zest.  Bring to a simmer over medium heat and add the cranberries.

  2. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring periodically (cranberries will pop while cooking).  Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.  Transfer to a sealed container and full chill.  NOTE: the sauce will thicken as it cools.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 146
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 172mg7%
Potassium 107mg3%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 20.3mg25%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.