The wine really makes this cranberry sauce a rich, deep color and oh so tasty.
Mulled Wine Cranberry Sauce
- 2 cups red wine
- zest one orange
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1/2 nutmeg pod
- 8-10 white or green peppercorns
- 2-3 cloves
- 12 ounces cranberries, fresh or frozen
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
In a small saucepan set over medium heat, bring wine to a boil with orange zest and spice. Let boil for about 3-5 minutes, but don’t allow liquid to reduce. Use a small strainer to remove everything but the cinnamon sticks. Add cranberries and sugar and allow mix to thicken and berries to burst, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and pull out the cinnamon sticks. Reserve them for garnish if desired. The sauce can be made a few days ahead of time and kept refrigerated until ready to serve.
We really like putting liquor in fruit so here’s one more cranberry sauce recipe to contemplate.