Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

Close-Up Of Cranberry Sauce
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  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: About 2 1/2 cups (20 servings)
Ratings (10)

Cranberry barbecue sauce is the perfect combination of tart and sweet. This sauce is perfect for the grill and smoked poultry and pork. If you are grilling a turkey, consider using this sauce to baste onto the turkey itself, or simply serve on the side.  

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup/120 mL cranberry sauce ​(or cranberry jelly)
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL ketchup
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL orange juice
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL water
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL hot sauce (use more or less to suit tastes)

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan over a low heat.
  2. Simmer on low for 15-20 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Stir often and watch for burning.
  3. Remove from heat and allow the sauce to cool completely before using. Store sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 week after preparation. 
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 43
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 9 mg
Sodium 195 mg
Carbohydrates 5 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 3 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)