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I hate to admit it but I love canned cranberry sauce. I am usually that girl that (tries to) cook everything I possibly can from scratch (with the exception of the occasional mac 'n cheese and brownies....they are just better from a box). However when it comes to cranberry sauce, I make an exception. I remember growing up, every Thanksgiving my sister and I were always known for being the ones that wanted a large 'slice' of cranberry sauce and a large spoonful of olives (for olive fingers of course).

I haven't lost the passion for the cran can...until now. 
I recently came across this recipe for red wine cranberry sauce. yes ma'm. 

Red Wine Cranberry Sauce

- 1 ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 ½ cup dry red wine
- 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
- 24 ounces package cranberries
- Zest of one lemon

1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, wine and cinnamon and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the wine has reduced slightly, about 4 minutes.

2. Add the cranberries and the zest. Simmer until the cranberries soften and the sauce thickens, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the heat; remove and discard the cinnamon. Set aside to cool for at least several minutes and up to several hours. Serve warm. (Do not refrigerate; the flavor is muted by the cold.)

1 comment:

  1. wine cranberry sauce. you would!! and yes...I'll admit, I'm a fan of the can crane too!! :)