Merlot Cranberry Sauce

Merlot Cranberry Sauce
Staff Writer
The essential cold summer soup from Spain, gazpacho is made with fresh tomatoes, peppers, and country bread soaked in olive oil.

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

 Gazpacho is a Spanish classic, best made when juicy tomatoes are in season.

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.

8
Servings
205
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
34g
26%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
22µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
23mg
2%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
13µg
0%
Folate, total
45µg
11%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
41mg
6%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
185mg
12%
Water
31g
1%

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.