Savory Cranberry Sauce with red wine & thyme

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Savory Cranberry Sauce with red wine & thyme

A slightly savory rendition of a traditionally sweet condiment, this cranberry sauce is great with turkey.


8 servings (2 cups)

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Cook shallots in oil in a saucepan over medium heat until softened, about 4 minutes.

Stir in cranberries, brown sugar, wine, vinegar, thyme, pepper, zest, and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer just until cranberries pop and sauce thickens, 1215 minutes. Let sauce cool before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 118

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2g 3%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 4mg 0%

Carbs 25g 8%

Fiber 2g 8%

Protein 0g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Excellent! This came out exactly how I was hoping. I used dried thyme and leeks instead of onions, but if you are able to use fresh thyme I would.
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