Save on Pinterest

Cranberry-Glazed Lamb Skewers

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + marinating Broil: 5 min.


16 appetizers

Updated: Nov. 07, 2022
Lamb marinated with savory cranberry sauce—I love making this for Christmas parties. Guests will appreciate that it's not your average appetizer. —Kim Yuille, Brooklyn, New York
Cranberry-Glazed Lamb Skewers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds boneless leg of lamb, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients, stirring to dissolve sugar; transfer 1-1/2 cups to a large shallow dish. Add lamb and turn to coat; cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining cranberry mixture.
  2. Remove lamb from marinade; discard marinade. Thread lamb strips, weaving back and forth, onto 16 metal or soaked wooden skewers. Arrange in greased foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until lamb reaches desired doneness.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring reserved cranberry mixture just to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Serve with lamb.

Nutrition Facts

1 skewer: 141 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.

Recommended Video