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Tequila and Lime Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce

Tequila and Lime Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce
No holiday turkey dinner is complete without some homemade cranberry sauce and since it is so easy to make at home you really have no excuse not to! Although a basic cranberry sauce is amazing all by itself, you can change things up every once in a while by adding various flavoura and this time I went with a Mexican inspired flavour theme with spicy jalapeno peppers, lime and a hit of tequila. The heat provided by the jalapeno peppers goes well in the sweet and tart cranberry sauce making it little like a salsa and the lime juice really brightens it up!

Tequila and Lime Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce

A quick and easy homemade cranberry sauce made with fresh cranberries with some jalapeno heat and a hit of limee and tequila.


Servings: makes 2 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

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Ingredients
  • 4 cups (1 12 ounce bag) cranberries
  • 1 cup water or orange juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons tequila
Directions
  1. Bring the cranberries, water, sugar and jalapeno to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the cranberries burst and the the sauce starts to thicken, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Mix in the lime juice and tequila and remove from heat.

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32 comments:

k.o.p.i.a.i.s said...

Merry Christmas && Happy New Year Kevin ;)

Jen Yu said...

Mmmm, spicy! Merry Christmas, Kevin!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Deliciously spicy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Gretchen Noelle said...

This sounds just delicious! Great thinking!

VeggieGirl said...

OOOOH, divine.

Manggy said...

Merry Christmas Kevin! I love a spicy, fruity sauce! :)

Melissa said...

Wow! Jalapeno,nice touch! :)

Cheryl said...

My honey loves heat, I have to fix this. Thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

Wow. What a feast you had. The cranberry sauce is an excellent idea. I hope you are having a nice holiday.

Helene said...

That would be a cranberry sauce that I would enjoy.

closet organizers said...

The spicy and sweet make for a great combination!

DocChuck said...

I wish I had seen your version earlier. I truly believe that it would beat "Ocean Spray" canned, hands down.

Hayley said...

Sounds interesting, and really delicious!

Katrina said...

My husband might actually like the cranberry sauce now, he loves jalapenos!Happy Holidays, Kevin!

pastry studio said...

Wow, that sounds fantastic! I will definitely try this next time there's turkey on the table. Thank you for this very interesting combo.

Pam said...

Kevin, I have my tried and true cranberry sauce recipe, but this one sounds so interesting! I'll have to give it a try!

Jeanne said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! Sounds like your menu was fantastic. I love this twist on a classic :)

No Thyme To Cook said...

Saw your picture on photograzing and tastespotting and couldn't resist! Made it tonight, and we loved it! Thanks for a great recipe!

MrsDocChuck said...

We eventually did try your recipe and my husband found it entirely too spicey. His digestive system isn't what it used to be.

I loved it though. Thanks

Lisa said...

Great idea to add Jalapenos to cranberry sauce. Best wishes for the New Year Kevin.

Jaime said...

i've never had a spiced up cranberry sauce before, looks great!

Lara @ GoodCookDoris said...

Came across your blog & recipe through foodbuzz. I added in a little triple sec with the tequila for an extra kick. I'm looking forward to reading more great recipes!

waiting for Thanksgiving in NY said...

Last year I used a chipotle in my cranberry sauce. That extra smoke layer was really good. Can't wait to try the tequila this year, or maybe Lara's triple sec idea.

Lavender Lane said...

I make a Cranberry Sauce similar to this but I use Hot Pepper Jelly. It adds a sweetness and you don't have to chop jalapeno's~

Angie's Recipes said...

Best cranberry sauce I have ever seen!

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

This is definitely a fun and interesting twist on cranberry sauce!

marla said...

Great twist on cranberry sauce Kevin ~ linking back to this in my next post.

Ashli B said...

What a cool idea. My husband never eats the cranberry sauce but loves tequila and spicy food. Definitly making this on Thanksgiving!

Cooking55lady said...

Oh! I so have to try this! With my mother-in-law coming I may want to increase the tequila a bit!! LOL or...just skip everything else and just use tequila. Just kidding. I do think I'll give this a try though. Thank you for sharing.

Debbie said...

I wonder how this would taste with spiced rum instead....I'm really not much of a tequila drinker.

Swiss disoza said...

Best cranberry sauce I have ever seen!I do think I'll give this a try though. Thank you for sharing.

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Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Yum! Thanks :)

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