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Merlot Cranberry Sauce


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.


  • 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


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.