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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Cranberry-Pomegranate Sauce w/Red Wine


I like a tiny bite of  turkey and a healthy serving of dressing with my cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving time but ~ 
not all cranberry sauces are created equal!




We try to appease everyone around our Thanksgiving table whether it’s with the canned jellied version or whole-fruit cranberry sauce with an assortment of add-ins like this great recipe.


 

This dish is pretty and tasty and should be served around the year.  

If you like pomegranates, a  little wine and seasonings with your cranberries ~ this recipe is for you…

Cranberry-Pomegranate Sauce w/Red Wine
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Ingredients:

1½ cups fresh cranberries
1 cup pomegranate seeds (equal to seeds from 1 pomegranate)
1 cup red wine
¾ to 1 cup sugar (I use Splenda)
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of salt

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a a medium-sized sauce pan over high heat.
When mixture starts boiling, reduce heat and simmer.
Cook until cranberries pop and sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.
Chill until serving time.

ENJOY!


 

32 comments:

  1. Hi Pam ,
    How delicious the sauce looks , I know it's delicious . Holidays is near and just in time . Have a pomegranates , was loaded this year , making this sauce . You are so right this recipe can be served year round , be good with barbeque .... I bet it freeze well . Thanks for sharing Nee :)

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    1. Thanks, Nee! Yes, you're right, this would be good with barbeque. It's really good and flavorful and I would think it would freeze well also. Take care

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  2. Hi my dear Pam :) i love this sauce!!it looks delicious!! thank you for sharing it <3 kisses and have a good day :)

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    1. Hi Cátia! It's good to see you here and I'm glad you like the sauce! It's a great little dish. <3 kisses to you!

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  3. I love the Pom addition.. Pam..do you use Splenda.. often as a sub..and are the same quantities always used?

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    1. Hi Monique! Yes, I use Splenda whenever I can. It's a great substitute for sugar and measures the same as regular sugar. Have a good day!

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  4. Pam, This cranberry sauce recipe looks great! My wife and son and daughter-in-law would love it... As for myself, I'll skip it so I can jam in another couple ounces of turkey and dressing... Have a Great Thanksgiving! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Hi Dave! I get it with the turkey and dressing. Bill would probably say the same, but for me, cranberries are a must at Thanksgiving time. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  5. Dear Pam,
    This post is for me as I love pomegranates and cranberries. At my table I also try to please everyone, with the whole berries and the jellied...I love this recipe as it has all my fav ingredients, but not only that I love the wine mixed in..have never tried this idea before..thanks for sharing..besides it is so simple..great recipe Pam..thanks have a great rest of the day...
    Dottie :)

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    1. Thanks, Dottie! This is easy and really good if you like a little crunch with your cranberries. I think maybe a little jalapeño would work also. Hope you give this a try as the wine goes perfectly with it. Take care

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  6. I make a very similar cranberry sauce but don't include pomegranate seeds. Think I'll give this a try.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    Sam

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    1. Hi Sam! This is really different and good. I always like the berries and pomegranates is a bonus with them. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family also. Take care

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  7. I've never had cranberry sauce made with pomegranates…it sounds really good.

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    1. Karen, I hope you try it, it's tasty and delicious! Thanks for the visit!

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  8. I haven't tried cranberry pomegranate combination before.. I'm pretty sure with red wine it tastes great :D

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    1. Hi Medeja! You have to try this then, the wine is great with it. :-)

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  9. Hi Pam, very interesting and delicious sauce. The combination look good. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a nice day, regards.
    Amelia

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    1. Hi Amelia! Thanks so much and the best to you.

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  10. The canned jelly is a crime, must be home made. Wow this is the best cranberry sauce I have ever seen. Pomegranates are a brilliant add, as is the wine.

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    1. I agree, Evelyne! I'm glad you like this one! Take care

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  11. My mother-in-law is visiting for Thanksgiving and I Think I need to add some cranberry sauce to our menu! Yours is a fabulous twist on the classic!

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    1. Hi Liz! This is good and I hope you like it, should you make it!

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  12. I love the combo of cranberry and pomegranate...the sauce looks terrific, Pam.

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    1. Thanks, Angie! It's pretty good. You have a great weekend!

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  13. what a delicious combo! looks great Pam hope you and yours have a great holiday ... I wished we were closed working Thanksgiving but at least I have a job... cheers

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    1. Thanks, Claudia! Here's wishing you a good work day and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Cheers

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  14. Very cool. I've never cooked or baked with wines before.

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    1. Hi Ivy! I haven't either very much, but this is the time to try it.

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    2. And I love pom and cran together too.

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  15. We have only two or three cranberry sauce lovers in my family. I am one of them! This sounds wonderful with the pomegranate and red wine!

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    1. Thanks, Susan! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  16. i've been tasked with making cranberry sauce this year and have been looking at every recipe i can find! this one sounds delicious--i love the pomegranate component, but i'll have to make sure i can actually find one in the store... :o

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