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Fresh Cranberry-Pomegranate Sauce Recipe

I started making Thanksgiving dishes in 2007 and fresh cranberry sauce was first on the list.  My future mother-in-law was coming to meet my parents for the first time and I found out that cranberry sauce was one of her Thanksgiving faves.  I wanted to make her feel welcome (and maybe impress her just a little:-) so I gave it a try.  So glad that I did.

Once you make fresh cranberry sauce, you'll never want to buy the canned stuff again. Seriously.


That first year, I kept it really simple, but in the years that followed, I experimented with different flavors and combinations until I finally found "The One."  The pomegranate seeds add a nice crunch, but feel free to leave them out if you want. Either way, it really is ALL GOOD!

SERVINGS:   8-12

PREP TIME:  10 mins 

COOK TIME: 10 mins

CHILL TIME:  8-24 hrs


1 (12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries, rinsed and sorted

1 cup Turbinado (or granulated white) sugar

1/2 cup orange juice (fresh-squeezed or no sugar added)

1/2 cup Cabernet Sauvignon wine or (Eppa Red Sangria)

2 cinnamon sticks

1 cup pomegranate seeds (click here see how to de-seed a pomegranate)


1. Combine cranberries, wine, orange juice, sugar and cinnamon sticks in a medium sauce pot and bring to a boil.


2. Lower heat to medium and simmer for about 10 minutes. You'll hear popping sounds during this time, which is totally normal and fun for little ones to hear.

3. Remove from heat.  Use the back of a spoon to pop any berries that haven't burst.


4.  Let cool for about 5 minutes and then stir in pomegranate seeds.  Mix well.

 5. Refrigerate in an airtight container for at least 8 hours or overnight (preferred). 


6. Remove cinnamon sticks before serving.

7. Enjoy!

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Riche Holmes GrantHey Haute Mamas! I'm Riche Holmes Grant, a modern mom + mompreneur who designs smart + stylish products that make your mommy gig easier. 

When I'm not busy taking orders from my #miniboss, I'm contributing to or in the kitchen whipping up delicious family-friendly creations in my BambiniWare Apronini.

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