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Red Wine Cranberry Sauce

An easy homemade cranberry sauce recipe infused with wine. A great holiday side dish.
Course dinner, Holiday, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry sauce, homemade cranberry sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Cost $10


  • 1 (12 ounce) package of fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup fruity red wine (we like Pinot Noir. Alternatively you can use rosé wine)
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a small sauce pan over a medium low heat add cranberries, wine, sugar, orange juice, zest, and cinnamon. Stir to incorporate.
  • Let the sauce come to a simmer while stirring for about 15 minutes. Using a potato masher, crush the cranberries and continue to stir for another 15 minutes on a low heat simmer.
  • Remove from heat and cool. Can be made two days in advance for a holiday meal.