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.
Cranberry Sauce with Pinot Noir
- 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
- Bring everything to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the cranberries burst and the sauce starts to thicken, about 10-15 minutes.
I love cranberry sauce with roasted turkey… you are making me very hungry for Thanksgiving.
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
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!
I totally agree– the turkey dinner/ sandwich would be so weird without that sweet element!
What a wonderful cranberry variation!
Interesting! This year it was my first experience making cranberry sauce. Had no idea you could use wine!
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.
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.
I totally agree with you, you can’t leave out cranberry for turkey diner!
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 says
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!
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noble pig says
Kevin, since I make Pinot Noir, this is absolutely going to be on my T-Day table, thank you!
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
A deliciously spicy sauce!
I have never made my own cranberry sauce – I will have to have a go.
Yours looks great.
Clumbsy Cookie says
How posh Kev!
“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)
wow, look at those spices!! i’m intrigued 🙂 don’t know that i’ve had chinese 5-spice powder…
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.
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 says
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…
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 says
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.
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 says
This cranberry sauce is a keeper Kevin!!
I love making my own cranberry sauce too. This one sounds delicious with the spices and pinot noir.
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 says
all these t-giving dishes are making me excited for our US thanksgiving.
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 says
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!
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.
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.
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.
wow you are even making your own cranberry sauce; I am impressed!
Mmm, very decadent. Love it
Mmm, wine with everything, sounds good to me! Cool recipe.
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 says
Thanks for reminding people how fast and easy it is to make your own cranberry sauce!
Pinot noir with cranberries sounds like a fantastic match!
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.
Oh lordy! I’ve bookmarked this. We don’t celebrate thanksgiving but turkey’s always served for christmas. Thank you!
I love the gorgeous red color from the cranberries and the wine! What a perfect combination.
Finally made this last night! It is a new standard around here! The pinot noir brings out something exceptional in the cranberries. Great recipe!
Mantis Hugo says
Hello Kevin, I'm very happy to read your blog posts. All are very informative from a learner's point of view. I'm also trying different recipes in my small kitchen every week. Liked your cranberry sauce tips. I will definitely try it at home. Thank you!