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sliced turkey on a plate with cranberry sauce

Cranberry BBQ Sauce

Better than a canned version. This fresh Cranberry BBQ Sauce is sweet and tart with a hot edge, and is ready in just 25 minutes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 89kcal
Author Jordan Hanger


  • 12 oz bag cranberries
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp Worstershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce
  • 1 orange juice only
  • ½ cup brown sugar


  • Heat up your smoker to 350°F.
  • Place a 12" skillet on your smoker.
  • Place all ingredients, except cranberries and brown sugar, into a jug to combine.
  • Add the cranberries, brown sugar and the contents of the jug to the skillet and stir together to combine.
  • Continue stirring while cranberries start to split open.
  • As cranberries split and soften mash them down with a wooden spoon.
  • When the cranberries are broken down and the sauce thickens up you are all done.
  • You can blend everything together or serve chunky.
  • Serve warm or cold.


Sodium: 180mg | Calcium: 18mg | Vitamin C: 12mg | Vitamin A: 98IU | Sugar: 19g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 101mg | Calories: 89kcal | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 1g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 22g | Iron: 1mg