Raspberry Cranberry Sauce

Tangy-sweet cranberry sauce loaded with fresh Driscoll’s raspberries. This raspberry cranberry sauce is so perky, it’s sure to be the star of your Thanksgiving table. Serve any leftovers with goat cheese and crostini for a savory sweet snack!

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Every single year I look forward to holiday cooking.

To me, preparing meals for holiday events seems much more meaningful than cooking the rest of the year.

I think of my mom buzzing around the kitchen, always so calm no matter how many people were crowded at her table. I think of my in-laws up north, nestled in toasty houses with snow on their window sills.

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The rustic and vibrant flavors of the cool months stir up warm memories of past celebrations. Apples, pumpkin, butternut squash, brussels sprouts, cranberries and raspberries… all these fresh ingredients create anticipation of upcoming events and new memories to be made.

Holiday recipes are special because they are made with love. We take the time to add little touches we know our friends and family will enjoy.

Like decorating cakes with fresh raspberries, using fruit and nuts in vegetable dishes to make them shine, or adding fresh raspberries to the Thanksgiving cranberry sauce.

As part of Driscoll’s Made with Love campaign this season, I made this recipe with love for my family, and I know your family will feel just as loved when you make it for them!

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I’m a fan of any kind of cranberry sauce, but this raspberry cranberry sauce is a family favorite.

My kids are crazy for fresh berries, so this raspberry-heavy sauce is right up their alley.

I combined fresh cranberries, fresh Driscoll’s raspberries, ginger, and mint in a sauce pot with some sugar and a heavy dose of raspberry liqueur. The raspberry liqueur adds depth to the raspberry cranberry sauce and accentuates the natural berry flavors in the fruit.

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Once the Raspberry Cranberry Sauce has simmered for a few minutes to burst all the berries, it can be served warm or cold, as a Thanksgiving side dish, as a compote to serve with cheese, or on desserts.

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One of my favorite ways to enjoy Raspberry Cranberry Sauce is on some slices of fresh baguette with a smear of soft goat cheese. Mmmmmm.

I could make a whole meal out of that.

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Raspberry Cranberry Sauce

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  • 3 cups (12oz.) fresh cranberries
  • 4 cups (3 – 6oz. packages) fresh Driscoll’s Raspberries
  • 1/3 cup raspberry liqueur
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tb. fresh grated ginger
  • 2 Tb. chopped fresh mint
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Place the cranberries, raspberry liqueur, sugar, ginger, mint and salt in a saucepot, saving the fresh raspberries for later. Heat the pot to medium heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, stir the cranberries every few minutes.
  2. Once the cranberries have popped and a sauce has formed, add the fresh raspberries. Stir and simmer another 5 minutes, until the raspberries have just cooked through. Serve warm or cold.
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117 comments on “Raspberry Cranberry Sauce

  1. Kathyposted November 22, 2017 at 9:03 pm Reply

    I just made this for our Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. Fabulous!! I highly recommend this recipe!

    Rating: 5
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  8. Koyatha Morrisposted November 9, 2013 at 11:02 pm Reply

    The possibilities are endless. I would make pies, cupcakes, cobblers, and sauces.

  9. Kristieposted November 9, 2013 at 8:48 pm Reply

    Sounds delicious!

  10. Annetteposted November 9, 2013 at 6:52 pm Reply

    I love using fresh strawberries in a salad or making a blackberry cobbler/pie.

  11. Carmenposted November 9, 2013 at 6:12 pm Reply

    I love making pavlova with fresh berries and cream.

  12. Rebeccaposted November 9, 2013 at 10:27 am Reply

    I’d freeze them for sauces and jams all winter long.

  13. Itziaposted November 9, 2013 at 9:43 am Reply

    I would make my first pie

  14. Sarahposted November 9, 2013 at 9:26 am Reply

    I never thought about this kind of takeoff from a classic… interested… very interested!!

  15. Laura @ The Rookie Cookposted November 9, 2013 at 8:48 am Reply

    I would definitely makes smoothies and ice cream. Maybe some cobblers too!

  16. Mickyposted November 9, 2013 at 8:45 am Reply

    I would make a decadent berry cheesecake.

  17. Nutmeg Nannyposted November 8, 2013 at 8:30 pm Reply

    Oh this looks so delicious :) I cannot wait to try this myself, I am sure I will love it!

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  19. Sara Floydposted November 8, 2013 at 3:40 pm Reply

    I love berries on top of waffles!

  20. T. girlposted November 8, 2013 at 12:39 pm Reply

    a berry cobbler!

  21. Kimposted November 8, 2013 at 8:49 am Reply

    I would definitely start with making this amazing looking sauce! Gorgeous!

  22. MaryBposted November 8, 2013 at 2:51 am Reply

    I’d make this sauce, for sure and then some berry pie.

  23. Karen Lynchposted November 7, 2013 at 11:08 pm Reply

    I love pies so that would probably be it.

  24. gina guthrieposted November 7, 2013 at 10:27 pm Reply

    Pies and tarts!

  25. karenposted November 7, 2013 at 10:17 pm Reply

    Pies and coffee cakes and muffins!

  26. Susan H.posted November 7, 2013 at 8:04 pm Reply

    Pies, cobblers, breads…endless possibilities. Thanks.

  27. Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the Kingposted November 7, 2013 at 8:02 pm Reply

    I’m a pancake girl – berry pancakes are calling my name!

  28. Cynthiaposted November 7, 2013 at 7:14 pm Reply

    Smoothies and yummy desserts.

  29. sharron orcuttposted November 7, 2013 at 6:28 pm Reply

    i would have to preserve all the fruit for wonderful gift giving and tasty bites all year long! yummmm

  30. Linda Montesposted November 7, 2013 at 5:11 pm Reply

    I would make scones, fruit upside down cakes, and fruit cobblers.

  31. Ann P-Lposted November 7, 2013 at 3:29 pm Reply

    I’d make a berry cobbler.

  32. Athena Rposted November 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm Reply

    A tart or pie

  33. Susan Sposted November 7, 2013 at 2:31 pm Reply

    I’d make a strawberry Pavlova. Then maybe a raspberry sauce to add to hot cocoa,

  34. Shellyposted November 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm Reply

    I’d make pies!

  35. Lizzposted November 7, 2013 at 12:29 pm Reply

    berry compote for topping pancakes/waffles/french toast and berry pie!

  36. Elizabethposted November 7, 2013 at 12:12 pm Reply

    Jams! I’m just getting into canning, so the berries would be perfect for practicing!

  37. Madeline Chapinposted November 7, 2013 at 11:13 am Reply

    My Gosh! This looks delicious! I am going to try this on my baked brie this holiday season!!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures as well!!

    Madeline – Chop and Central

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  39. Stefanieposted November 6, 2013 at 9:48 pm Reply

    I would love to make pies, jam, and muffins. Yum!

  40. Daphne Turnerposted November 6, 2013 at 6:27 pm Reply

    I would make my famous jams–raspberry, strawberry and blackberry–and would make my other famous toast-topper, Blueberry Butter. Yum already.

  41. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted November 6, 2013 at 8:54 am Reply

    For starters, I’d make this lovely sauce. Wow, gorgeous!

  42. Jean | DelightfulRepast.composted November 6, 2013 at 9:38 am Reply

    What wouldn’t I make with Driscoll’s berries! I love the organic ones. Might make a few batches of jam!

  43. Marlyposted November 5, 2013 at 8:18 pm Reply

    I would love to take this to my family dinner – so pretty!

  44. Jan Sutterposted November 5, 2013 at 4:06 pm Reply

    Berry sauces, berry pancakes, berry cakes, anything berry I could find! I love berries!!

  45. Michele aka Goat Girlposted November 5, 2013 at 11:32 am Reply

    I would make many Sunday breakfasts of Blueberry Pancakes, and many yummy cobblers and coffee cakes!

  46. Derrick Johnsonposted November 5, 2013 at 10:07 am Reply

    Pies,cakes,tarts,cobblers…you name it,I can bake it!

  47. Angela Williamsonposted November 5, 2013 at 9:50 am Reply

    I would make cobblers, scones…warm berry compote served over vanilla ice cream. I’d also freeze some for my daily smoothies!!

  48. Jessicaposted November 5, 2013 at 8:41 am Reply

    all of it looks totally delicious

  49. Pamposted November 5, 2013 at 4:19 am Reply

    I’d make a berry cobbler.

  50. Debra Leeposted November 4, 2013 at 11:16 pm Reply

    Lots of pies!

  51. Vickieposted November 4, 2013 at 10:45 pm Reply

    LOVE berries..and your gravy recipe is the bomb! Pinned it.
    With the various season pies, pies, pies..like blackberry and blueberry…cute fruit desserts for the fourth of july cookies…also would make jams and jellies..cherry tarts and down here we love strawberry pie and strawberry shortcake (sweet) ;)

  52. Laurenposted November 4, 2013 at 9:46 pm Reply

    I never thought to use cranberry sauce, this would be perfect for Thanksgiving!

  53. Marshaposted November 4, 2013 at 6:47 pm Reply

    I think I would have raspberries with a drizzle of chololate sauce.

  54. Chrisposted November 4, 2013 at 11:35 am Reply

    Berries go with everything. I start the day with berries and yogurt- every day! If i had more I’d put them over salad (yes, every day too!), then for indulgence, I’d make blueberry muffins (freeze them for many breakfasts), then raspberry sauce for the chocolate-rich desserts, then I’d make a triple berry jam for canning! Oh my, we love berries.

  55. Denise Lposted November 4, 2013 at 11:05 am Reply

    Strawberry pie, Raspberry Lemon muffins, blueberries straight out of the package ;)

  56. Heather Hayes Panjonposted November 4, 2013 at 7:32 am Reply

    I’d Make Blueberry Cheesecake!

  57. Arlene @FlourOnMyFaceposted November 4, 2013 at 7:23 am Reply

    Driscoll berries are the best. I love to serve them in a fruit salad with a dollop of sweetened creme fraiche.

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  59. julianneposted November 3, 2013 at 10:09 pm Reply

    cranberry sauce!

  60. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted November 3, 2013 at 9:14 pm Reply

    Love the raspberries in the cranberry sauce, gorgeous photos too!

  61. Janice Cooperposted November 3, 2013 at 8:12 pm Reply

    I would fix my trifle dessert

  62. Martiposted November 3, 2013 at 4:41 pm Reply

    This sounds great! Can you send me an invite to your Pinterest board Tis the Season? I would love to participate! My Pinterest board is http://www.pinterest.com/martic/.

    Thank you!

  63. Nataly Carbonellposted November 3, 2013 at 2:21 pm Reply

    I’d make pies and smoothies!

  64. Annaposted November 3, 2013 at 10:29 am Reply

    Your raspberry lemon curd mini pies recipe look tasty. I’ll make that recipe with the Driscoll’s raspberries!

  65. Barbposted November 2, 2013 at 5:34 pm Reply

    I would make berry tarts

  66. Nikkiposted November 2, 2013 at 5:20 pm Reply

    strawberry sauce!

  67. Amy Lposted November 2, 2013 at 1:57 pm Reply

    I’d make cobbler and jam. I love berries of all kinds. YUM!

  68. Betty Maschingposted November 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm Reply

    Cobblers and jelly, oh my!

  69. Tabathia Bposted November 2, 2013 at 11:38 am Reply

    pancakes or waffles

  70. Aileenposted November 2, 2013 at 11:29 am Reply

    This sounds delicious and I would love to make a strawberry shortcake..

  71. Bianca Mposted November 2, 2013 at 9:36 am Reply

    On top of trying this wonderful looking recipe… I will use all those delicious berries to incorporate into baby foods to introduce my baby to the world of healthy eating that tastes great!

  72. Karenposted November 2, 2013 at 8:24 am Reply

    probably a pie/tart

  73. Robin Keithposted November 2, 2013 at 8:15 am Reply

    I have a favorite Chocolate Raspberry Cake recipe, I love Blueberry pancakes and biscuts. I would also love to try your recipe for the Cranberry Raspberry Sauce. Thank you for sharing it.

  74. Lara Allenposted November 2, 2013 at 8:06 am Reply

    I would use raspberries in smoothies, eat them with whipped cream, make yummy desserts, put them on cereal. And of course, I would make Raspberry Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Oh my! The possibilities!

  75. Annalise @ Completely Deliciousposted November 2, 2013 at 12:32 am Reply

    Beautiful Sommer, I love the combo!

    Rating: 5
  76. Kaitlin Sickleposted November 1, 2013 at 10:26 pm Reply

    At this time of year, I’d make nothing but pie and jam!

  77. Alisonposted November 1, 2013 at 8:14 pm Reply

    I would make berry pies. Mmm!

  78. Stephanieposted November 1, 2013 at 5:43 pm Reply

    fresh strawberry cake and some cobblers

  79. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted November 1, 2013 at 4:27 pm Reply

    Gorgeous sauce, I love that you added Chambord! I’d make a raspberry Danish.

  80. Diana Gposted November 1, 2013 at 3:19 pm Reply

    I would make a chocolate raspberry truffles

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  82. Kerryposted November 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm Reply

    I would bake a raspberry cheesecake!

  83. Julie @ Table for Twoposted November 1, 2013 at 1:30 pm Reply

    Love the combination of cranberries and raspberries in lieu of the traditional cranberry sauce! Smart!

  84. Elenaposted November 1, 2013 at 1:29 pm Reply

    I would make berry muffins

  85. Melinda Wyckoffposted November 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm Reply

    I just stumbled upon your blog thru Pinterest. I love cranberries and raspberries! I know I will be making this for our Thanksgiving meal!

  86. Andrea Wattersposted November 1, 2013 at 12:35 pm Reply

    I love shortcakes with fresh berries, fresh whipped cream and mint! But this cranberry sauce looks AMAZING!!

  87. Carmenposted November 1, 2013 at 12:26 pm Reply

    recipe sounds delicious.

  88. anne hillposted November 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm Reply

    raspberry tarts!

  89. Priscilla | ShesCookinposted November 1, 2013 at 11:57 am Reply

    Raspberries and liqueur are a fantastic way to jazz up cranberry sauce!

  90. ashley - Baker by Natureposted November 1, 2013 at 11:37 am Reply

    I cannot get over how pretty this is! The color is just gorgeous.

  91. Sandy Headtkeposted November 1, 2013 at 11:21 am Reply

    I love fresh berries on their own. Berry crumble with ice cream is a close second.

  92. [email protected]posted November 1, 2013 at 10:58 am Reply

    Love this for the holidays, Sommer. Love the combination!

  93. stacyposted November 1, 2013 at 10:44 am Reply

    This looks DELICIOUS! I can’t wait to make it!

  94. Kim Curtisposted November 1, 2013 at 9:49 am Reply

    I love this, berries go with so many things. I love too use with pork. Beautiful pictures and very simple, yet elegant.

  95. Jessie C.posted November 1, 2013 at 9:41 am Reply

    I would make berry pies.

  96. Teriposted November 1, 2013 at 9:15 am Reply

    I can’t wait to make this. I’m going to go get raspberries today and make this to go with lamb!

  97. Kristenposted November 1, 2013 at 9:14 am Reply

    My family always hopes for a Raspberry Cream Pie for Thanksgiving. That would have to be first.

  98. Renaposted November 1, 2013 at 9:02 am Reply

    Id love to make muffins!

  99. JSposted November 1, 2013 at 8:41 am Reply

    Would be wonderful on pork chops

  100. Leann Lindemanposted November 1, 2013 at 7:50 am Reply

    I would for sure make this cranberry sauce… among many other yummy things!

  101. marlaposted November 1, 2013 at 7:41 am Reply

    Such a generous giveaway & I love the raspberries in this sauce!

  102. Lori @ RecipeGirlposted November 1, 2013 at 7:40 am Reply

    This looks so delicious! Love the addition of raspberries in there!

  103. Heather Christoposted November 1, 2013 at 7:31 am Reply

    What a brilliant alternative to plain old cranberry sauce! I just love this addition of raspberries!

  104. Kristina N.posted November 1, 2013 at 7:31 am Reply

    I love fresh berries so I would mostly eat them plain or added to some pancakes or yogurt. Making some jam would be great as well though :)

  105. Erin | The Law Student's Wifeposted November 1, 2013 at 7:24 am Reply

    I would make fresh berry scones and homemade fruit compote every weekend for the rest of the year. I can’t get enough :)

  106. Joyposted November 1, 2013 at 7:21 am Reply

    My berries would make it into scones, muffins, hand pies, sauce, crostini, and leave plenty for just eating out-of-hand.

  107. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinchposted November 1, 2013 at 7:19 am Reply

    I could jump through the screen this looks so great!!! I love the raspberries with the cranberries in this beautiful sauce!!!!

  108. Cindyposted November 1, 2013 at 7:15 am Reply

    Love, love, love fresh berries. Muffins would be awesome, and stirred in yogurt… yummy!

  109. Anna Cposted November 1, 2013 at 7:10 am Reply

    I love the simplicity of fresh berries with plain greek yogurt and granola.

  110. Mariaposted November 1, 2013 at 7:08 am Reply

    Great side for any holiday meal!

  111. Ali @ Inspiralizedposted November 1, 2013 at 7:03 am Reply

    I would make a dessert with some lightly whipped ricotta! Yum.

  112. Liz @ The Lemon Bowlposted November 1, 2013 at 6:56 am Reply

    I literally saw the title of your recipe and thought “I bet (hope) she put ginger in this.” :-) From one ginger lover to the next.

  113. Marian (Sweetopia)posted November 1, 2013 at 6:43 am Reply

    I love this time of year for cooking and baking too, Sommer! Love the addition of raspberries in the cranberry sauce! I’ll be trying that this year!

  114. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted November 1, 2013 at 6:39 am Reply

    I love the sound of raspberries and liqueur in cranberry sauce!

  115. Tieghanposted November 1, 2013 at 6:31 am Reply

    I adore cooking and baking this time of year. It is my all time favorite time! This ctanberry sauce could not look any better! I love the addition of raspberries!

  116. coriposted November 1, 2013 at 5:18 am Reply

    Oatmeal, raspberry bread, pancakes, sorbet, jam

  117. Susanposted November 1, 2013 at 4:56 am Reply

    I’d cook any bread with berries in it. Or I’d make a compote with the berries and have them over ice cream.