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Chipotle-Orange Cranberry Sauce

My family prefers traditional dishes on Christmas, but I like to add in a few of my own unique creations. With brown sugar, cinnamon and chipotle powder for a little kick, this cranberry sauce will earn a permanent spot in the holiday lineup. —Chris Michalowski, Dallas, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    1-3/4 cups


  • 1 medium orange
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 1/4 to 3/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Finely grate zestl from orange. Cut orange crosswise in half; squeeze juice from orange. Place zest and orange juice in a large saucepan. Add remaining ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat to a simmer; cook, uncovered, 5-7 minutes or until berries pop, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  • Transfer to a small bowl; cool slightly. Refrigerate, covered, until cold.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 103 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein.

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