Cranberry Raisin Sauce
Classic, easy and delicious Thanksgiving cranberry sauce with raisins.
This recipe contains sugar, water, cranberries, red wine vinegar, raisins, allspice
2 - 4 Servings
Prep time: < 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
- 1 cup(s) sugar
- 1 cup(s) water
- 1 pkg(s) 12oz. cranberries, fresh or frozen
- 1/4 cup(s) red wine vinegar
- 1 cup(s) raisins
- 1/2 tsp. allspice
- 1. Rinse cranberries: Place the cranberries in a colander and rinse them. Pick out and discard any damaged or bruised cranberries.
- 2. Boil water with sugar: Put the water and sugar in a medium saucepan on high heat and bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
- 3. Add cranberries and allspice, cook until they burst: Add the cranberries to the pot and return to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until most of the cranberries have burst.
- 4. Stir in mix-ins if using: Once the cranberries have burst you can leave the cranberry sauce as is, or dress it up with other ingredients. We like to mix in a half a cup of chopped pecans with a few strips of orange zest.
- 5. Let cool: Remove the pot from heat. Let cool completely at room temperature, then transfer to a bowl to chill in the refrigerator. Note that the cranberry sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.
- 6. ***TIPS***
Some people like adding raisins or currants, or even blueberries for added sweetness. You can also add holiday spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice. If adding spices, start with a pinch of each and add more to your taste.