Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce

Are cranberries your thing?  I feel like you either are or you are not.  Well this girl… BIG fan.  A few of my favorite recipes are these Cranberry Bran Muffins & Cranberry Bars.  I  have to say though, this Jalapeño Cranberry Sauce is definately in my top 3 now. 

Cranberry Love!

There is just something about these tart little berries that I cannot get enough of.  I love them in desserts, as a garnish, in drinks and definately as a side.    They are so easy to use and so festive.

In this sauce the cranberries are truly the star but withe a little kick.  The jalapeño and spices bring out the tartness, with a hint of sweet making this a perfect pairing for pork, chicken, turkey or on a charcuterie board… really anything.

A little kick

To make this sauce something to remember we made it a little kicky.  Don’t worry it is not too kicky, it is just right.  The added jalapeño and spices just add a little something extra to the traditional  sauce.

It is also super pretty… red and green and all.

It is cranberry time!

Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce

Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce is everything you love about a traditional fresh cranberry sauce but with a little kick making it perfect for your next get together. Serve as a side to pork or chicken or on your charcuterie board.

5 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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12oz bag cranberries, rinsed and stems removed (thawed)
1/2 cup water
1 - 2 jalapeños chopped (with or without seeds)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cumin
Optional Topping
Additional jalapeños


In a medium saucepan stir together cranberries, water and jalapeños
Bring to a boil
Reduce to a simmer, stirring often, until most cranberries have popped and sauce is beginning to thicken
Stir in remaining ingredients and let cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring often
Remove and serve immediately or let cool and store in refrigerator


*Serve cold or warm **Store in refrigerator for up to 1 week

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