Spiced Cranberry Sauce with Pinot Noir

  • Yield servings

Ginger, curry powder and Chinese-five spice powder take cranberry sauce to a whole new level.

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Rachel Willen

Ingredients

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups cranberries (about 8 ounces)
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
2 cups Pinot Noir or other dry red wine
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger
1 teaspoon curry powder
-- large pinch of Chinese five-spice powder

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cranberries and fresh ginger; stir until cranberries begin to burst, about 3 minutes. 
  2. Add wine and sugar; boil until mixture is reduced to 2 1/2 cups, about 15 minutes. Add crystallized ginger, curry powder and five-spice powder. Season with salt and pepper. 
  3. Can be made 3 days ahead. Cover; chill. Serve sauce cold or, if desired, rewarm over low heat, stirring often.
Recipe by Rachel Willen, FoodFixMe.com.
 

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