Merlot Cranberry Sauce

Merlot Cranberry Sauce
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

There's nothing a little merlot can't fix, including cranberry sauce. Forget store-bought, because you just can't buy this at a store. Relax, make some cranberry sauce, drink a little wine, and perhaps, put some in the cranberry sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Cup  merlot, or any dark red wine
  • 1/2  Cup  water
  • 1/2  Cup  molasses
  • 1/2  Cup  brown sugar
  • 1  Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1  Tablespoon  lemon juice
  • One 12-ounce package fresh cranberries
  • 1  Cup  toasted coarsely chopped walnuts

Directions

Put all of the ingredients except for the walnuts in a saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until the liquid becomes thick and syrupy, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from the heat, and stir in the walnuts. 

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
16g
18%
Carbohydrate, by difference
25g
19%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
160µg
23%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
156µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
98mg
10%
Choline, total
14mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
13µg
0%
Folate, total
25µg
6%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
44mg
14%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
24mg
3%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
27mg
2%
Water
48g
2%

Cranberry Sauce Shopping Tip

A great sauce is all about flavor. Be sure to get fresh and bold flavors to add to your sauces based on what looks good at the store.

Cranberry Sauce Cooking Tip

When reducing a sauce to concentrate the flavors be sure to keep an eye out and not let it burn. For extra shine in your sauce, add a pat of butter at the end.