Closet Cooking Logo

Cranberry Sauce with Pinot Noir

Cranberry Sauce with Pinot Noir

I don't feel that a roasted turkey dinner is complete without the cranberry sauce. Cranberry sauce is also an integral part of the leftover turkey sandwich. I prefer to make my own and it is so simple that there is no question that I am going to make it. Cranberry sauce keeps well in the fridge and you can easily make it the day before to lighten the load on the day of the big meal. I wanted to try a new cranberry recipe and I remembered seeing one made with red wine while looking for recipes last year. When I searched for it this year I came across this recipe for a cranberry sauce with pinot noir which sounded really interesting. The pinot noir cranberry sauce was a great success! The ginger and curry powder gave the cranberry sauce an amazing aroma and nice hint of the exotic to every bite without overwhelming it. Overall it was a well rounded and full bodied cranberry sauce.

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon oil
2 cups cranberries
1 tablespoon ginger (grated)
2 cups Pinot Noir
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons crystallized ginger (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 pinch of Chinese five-spice powder

Directions:
1. Bring everything to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the cranberries burst and the sauce starts to thicken, about 10-15 minutes.

Similar Posts:
Gingered Cranberry Sauce
Maple Cranberry Sauce
Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Chutney
Cranberry Sauce

41 comments:

MaryBeth said...

I love cranberry sauce with roasted turkey... you are making me very hungry for Thanksgiving.

Cheryl said...

OHH dude that looks so good, I made home made for the 1st time last year. I am going for your recipe this year! YUM

soulchocolate said...

Aha! A good reminder for me to consume the red wine in my fridge before it goes bad! This looks really good,I love tasty sauces like this!

Manggy said...

I totally agree-- the turkey dinner/ sandwich would be so weird without that sweet element!

Meg said...

What a wonderful cranberry variation!

Daziano said...

Interesting! This year it was my first experience making cranberry sauce. Had no idea you could use wine!

Helene said...

I don't eat cranberry sauce with turkey but my parents do. They usually open a can of cranberry and that's it. I much prefer your more sophisticated way of serving this sauce.

Amber said...

I don't even like turkey, I just like everything else about the dinner so I add a little turkey for a garnish. But a turkey sandwich on good bread with cream cheese, mayo, toasted nuts and cranberry sauce? Yum. You should try that with this great sauce it would be wonderful.

Elra said...

Kevin,
I totally agree with you, you can't leave out cranberry for turkey diner!

Beachlover said...

wow! U make your own Cranberry sauce!!.I must bookmark your recipe for coming Thanksgiving..I heard Canada have different date Thansgiving,why?.Must google and see why?.Thanks for sharing:)

Nazarina A said...

What a flavorful and different rendition of the cranberry sauce! I wish I had a magic wand to recreate your whole Thanksgiving meal on my table!

I have an award that I would love to pass onto you.Here is the link
http://giddygastronome.blogspot.com/2008/10/power-of-pink-awards-and-on-my-soap-box.html

noble pig said...

Kevin, since I make Pinot Noir, this is absolutely going to be on my T-Day table, thank you!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A deliciously spicy sauce!

Cheers,

Rosa

Jan said...

I have never made my own cranberry sauce - I will have to have a go.
Yours looks great.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

How posh Kev!

VeggieGirl said...

"I don't feel that a roasted turkey dinner is complete without the cranberry sauce."

I couldn't agree more - it's my FAVORITE part of the feast!! :0)

ttfn300 said...

wow, look at those spices!! i'm intrigued :) don't know that i've had chinese 5-spice powder...

Bridget said...

Oh, Pinot Noir, yum. I think I'll try this this year (if I'm home for either of the holidays). I'd have to leave out the curry and 5 spice powder though - last year I added orange flavoring to the cranberry sauce and my family had trouble adjusting to the change.

Jesse said...

This recipe is really unique - it looks fantastic! I'm so surprised that Canadian Thanksgiving and American Thanksgiving seem to be the same food. I'm soooo looking forward to it!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Kevin!!!

I am not usually a cranberry sauce sort of girl...more like homemade gravy....yummm...but your recipe sounds delish....I will have to try that next time I make some turkey...

Hugs
Diana

Elizabeth said...

Hello Kevin - This is my first post on your blog...what a great site you have! The pinot noir cranberry sauce looks wonderful, i have to admit that I spent a little more time looking at the linked recipe for Maple Cranberry sauce - I am a maple fanatic! Thanks for sharing!

Fearless Kitchen said...

I've generally had an aversion to cranberry sauce, probably because it always seemed to involve something from a can. This recipe is inspiring me to try it again.

Lori said...

I have to have cranberry sauce too! One of my favorite fruits and so healthy. :) This sounds so interesting with the curry powder. I love making it a little differently each time. Thanks for the recipe!

Bellini Valli said...

This cranberry sauce is a keeper Kevin!!

Prudy said...

I love making my own cranberry sauce too. This one sounds delicious with the spices and pinot noir.

angie said...

I'm going to try cranberry sauce again to decide if I like it or not. It wasn't until recently that I discovered that I like pecan pie when I thought that I didn't!

We Are Never Full said...

all these t-giving dishes are making me excited for our US thanksgiving.

cindy* said...

love cranberry sauce! when i first made cranberry sauce i was shocked at how simple it was. yours has such a beautiful deep color.

Lori Lynn said...

Dear Kevin - Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and your posting of all these wonderful recipes you made for your Canadian holiday is getting me more excited for November 27 here in the US. Thanks so much!
Lori Lynn

BTW - that is a fantastic cranberry recipe. If I decide to make one, I will use this recipe. But, you know, I still have to serve up that canned stuff too, for nostalgia's sake.

www.crabbycook.com said...

Kevin,

Normally I only like my cranberry sauce jellied and with raised ribs, showing that it's fresh from the can, but cranberries AND Pinot Noir makes this very difficult to resist. I'll be trying int in the near future. Thanks.

culinarycory said...

I'm not a huge fan of cranberries, but I love wine. So I'm going to subtract all the ingredients and just drink the 2 cups of wine. Now that's my kind of meal.

noobcook said...

wow you are even making your own cranberry sauce; I am impressed!

Natasha said...

Mmm, very decadent. Love it

Aimée said...

Mmm, wine with everything, sounds good to me! Cool recipe.

Alexa said...

I love homemade cranberry sauce and always make my own. I make one with blueberries, cranberries and orange peel. Your recipe sounds very tasty.

Dana McCauley said...

Thanks for reminding people how fast and easy it is to make your own cranberry sauce!

lisaiscooking said...

Pinot noir with cranberries sounds like a fantastic match!

Soma said...

I just love cranberry sauce! I do not need anything with it. can u believe it? I just spoon it out all by itself:-D

The pinot noir seems to go very well.

Dee said...

Oh lordy! I've bookmarked this. We don't celebrate thanksgiving but turkey's always served for christmas. Thank you!

Hillary said...

I love the gorgeous red color from the cranberries and the wine! What a perfect combination.

Jenn/CinnamonQuill said...

Finally made this last night! It is a new standard around here! The pinot noir brings out something exceptional in the cranberries. Great recipe!

Post a Comment