Cranberry Blood Orange Rosemary Sauce

Cranberry Blood Orange Rosemary Sauce
Staff Writer
Cranberry Blood Orange Rosemary Sauce

Brittany Bailey

Cranberry Blood Orange Rosemary Sauce

Ready to leave the everyday cranberry sauce behind? Give this recipe a try, with juicy blood orange and fragrant rosemary that will make you feel like the holidays really have arrived. 

See all rosemary recipes

Ingredients

  • 1  Pound  fresh cranberries
  • 2  Cups  granulated sugar
  • 1/3  Cup  water
  • cinnamon stick
  • bay leaf
  • large sprig rosemary
  • Zest and juice of 2 blood oranges

Directions

In a medium-sized pot, combine the cranberries, sugar, and water. Stir to blend. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer and add the cinnamon stick, bay leaf, and rosemary.

Stir to blend and simmer for 4-6 more minutes. (Some of the cranberries will burst and some will remain whole.) Remove the whole rosemary sprig and bay leaf. Add the orange juice and zest, stir, and let cool before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
14g
11%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
6mg
1%
Choline, total
22mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
10µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
8mg
3%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
64mg
9%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
29mg
2%
Water
17g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Cranberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Cranberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.