The Best Cranberry Sauce Ever Because Wine

It's rare for me to post any recipe, ever. So when I do, you know it's got to be good. This cranberry sauce is easy and festive. Enjoy!

2/3 c sugar
3/4 c dry red wine
1 cinnamon stick
1-3 strips of orange zest, to taste
1 12-oz bag of cranberries

Put the sugar, wine and cinnamon stick in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir just enough to keep the sugar from sticking to the pan.

Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved and the wine is reduced a little (3-5 minutes).

Add cranberries and orange zest and let the sauce simmer, stirring here and there, until it thickens (10-12 min).

Remove from heat, and remove the cinnamon stick and orange zest. Let it cool in pan or in serving bowl, but do not refrigerate.

I like to garnish with fresh strips of orange zest for color.


  1. Perfect! This is exactly like my cranberry recipe minus the wine, but now I have been educated. Thanks!

  2. i had the cranberry jelly in a can stuff for breakfast. this kicks the can's ass!

  3. I made something similar, but with orange juice instead of wine. Next year, there will be no juicing oranges by hand. WINE. Thank you, Kristy.

  4. Seriously scrumpt.

    I love cranberries. I love wine.

    Together? Must be heaven.

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