So if you want to have a cranberry sauce that doesn’t come out of a can this holiday season, try this recipe! You can even leave out the wine, but it does give it an extra flavor (don’t worry, you cook out all of the alcohol). This has just the right combination of sweet and tart plus it is made with natural ingredients – no high fructose anything, preservatives, etc. We served this over some chicken and it was delicious. It would also be good on a turkey sandwich or just as a small side dish to your Thanksgiving feast. Who cares how you eat it, just as long as you give it a try! This makes about 2 cups of sauce.
12 oz fresh cranberries
1 cup fresh grapes
2 cups red wine (I used some leftovers from an already opened bottle – no need to waste wine!)
¼ cup orange juice
1/3 cup stevia or sugar or honey
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp chili powder
½ tsp roasted garlic
- In a large saucepan, combine cranberries, grapes, wine and juice. Simmer over medium heat for about 15 minutes or until berries and grapes start to pop.
- Add in sweetener and seasonings.
- Using an immersion blender, blend mixture until smooth. Add more or less sweetener/spices to taste.
- This recipe gives a slightly tart flavor with just a hint of spice (not much at all!). Store any leftovers in a sealed container in fridge.