Merlot Cranberry Sauce

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Merlot Cranberry Sauce
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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
147
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. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
4%
Sugar
26g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1.1%
Protein
0.7g
1.5%
Carbs
31g
10%
Vitamin A
1µg
N/A
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.7%
Vitamin C
6mg
11%
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.7%
Vitamin K
2µg
3%
Calcium
62mg
6%
Fiber
2g
9%
Folate (food)
4µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
4µg
1%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
61mg
15%
Monounsaturated
0.3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.3mg
1.6%
Phosphorus
27mg
4%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
387mg
11%
Sodium
12mg
1%
Sugars, added
25g
N/A
Zinc
0.2mg
1.6%