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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
Chilling time (estimate) 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 146kcal
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


  • 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.
  • 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 fully chill.  NOTE: the sauce will thicken as it cools.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 20.3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.3mg