How To Make Homemade Holiday Cranberry Sauce With A Twist

The holidays are upon us and there’s no better time than now to start preparing your holiday menu. We Would like to start things off with our Homemade Holiday Cranberry Sauce. This recipe is remarkably simple, but not your typical cranberry sauce and certainly not the jiggly canned version. [caption id="attachment_2018" align="alignnone" width="459"]Holiday's The beauty of homemade cranberry sauce.[/caption]

What makes this recipe so delicious in relation to others is that we use far less sugar and even spice it up a little by adding Sangria to the mix! Whattt!?!! Oh yes! The flavor the Sangria renders to the cranberries is such a delicious contrast and no worries it’s not crazy boozy, so there’s no need for a designated driver. We’ve also added fresh pomegranates that just send the flavor meter over the edge! Truly.

 

Cinnamon is the spice of choice in this recipe. The rich, sweet, woody flavor of cinnamon gives our sauce the proper twist it needs to let you know the holiday’s are here honey! Just to expound on using cinnamon, it’s highly recommendable to always go for the best. Saigon cinnamon would be a top runner;  the smell alone let’s you know this is the good stuff.

 

With such stunningly complex flavors, the production of this bossy sauce is quite simple.

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Be sure to pick up these ingredients at the store:

  • 1 bag of cranberries
  • 1/2 of a pomegranate
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon sticks and ground cinnamon
  • Sangria

Having five ingredients is a big win and the cooking time is 15 minutes tops! Also, this sauce can be made up to two days before your big gathering, how amazing is that!? So now that you’ve got all the 411, let’s get into the steps of making the best Holiday Cranberry Sauce you’ll ever taste.

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Start by rinsing the cranberries a few times in water.

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Pomegranate has got to be one of the top 10 most beautiful fruits in the world its wonderful flavor packs will add such great flavor and texture to this Homemade Cranberry Sauce.

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To release the seeds use the back of a wooden spoon and beat the back of the fruit until all the seeds have released.

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In a medium saucepan, boil the sangria, sugar, ground cinnamon and cinnamon stick for one minute.

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Add cranberries, let boil for about a minute,  turn heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes. Cook until all the cranberries have burst.

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After the sauce has cooked, remove from heat and let cool.This cranberry sauce will keep for up to 14 days in the refrigerator.Enjoy! And Happy Holidays!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pack of fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds, about 1 half of a pomegranate
  • 1 cup of Sangria
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Add sugar, Sangria and cinnamon stick to a medium sauce pan and boil for one minute.
  • Add cranberries, pomegranate and teaspoon of ground cinnamon let boil for one minute more, and turn heat to low.
  • Allow the sauce to simmer for 15 minutes until all berries have burst. Remove from heat and let cool.
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