5-Ingredient Red-Wine Cranberry Sauce

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“Look at all of these leftover mashed potatoes,” said no one ever. Cranberry sauce, on the other hand? Well, let’s put it this way: leftover city. But wait, you haven’t met this five-ingredient red-wine cranberry sauce. You don’t need to be 21 to enjoy it, but it does use athird of a bottle of red wine.


One 12-ounce package cranberries

1¼ cups sugar

1 cup dry red wine

1 orange

1 cinnamon stick


1. In a medium pot, toss the cranberries and sugar to combine. Pour the red wine over the cranberries and heat over medium heat.

2. Peel the zest away from the orange with a vegetable peeler and add it to the pot. Cut the orange in half and squeeze the juice into the pot.

3. Add the cinnamon stick and bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries burst, 10 to 15 minutes.

4. Cool the mixture to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts
  • 132 calories

  • 0g fat

  • 31g carbs

  • 0g protein

  • 28g sugars

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