Drunken Cranberry and Cherry Sauce
Recipe and photo by Tami Ganeles Weiser
Prep Time: 8 minutes Chilling Time: 8 hours Cook Time: 30 minutes
Sassy and tart, this is a twisted but simple take on the usual cranberry sauce.
2 cups fresh cranberries
1½ cups dried cherries
1¼ cups sweet red wine, or red or white Lillet
¼ cup cranberry vodka
2 tablespoons cherry or cranberry eau de vie
1½ cups maple sugar
1 teaspoon salt
- Combine the cranberries, dried cherries, wine or Lillet, vodka, eau de vie, maple sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan set over high heat, and cook, stirring, bring to a boil, and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for about 30 minutes, until the fresh cranberries have all popped.
- Allow to cool, then transfer to a container, cover, and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, until completely chilled.