A really good cranberry sauce is a great way to complement roast turkey and pork dishes. This recipe uses a touch of bourbon and cinnamon to add some depth of flavor and interesting notes to the cranberry sauce.
This cranberry sauce recipe is a little tart, to make sure it doesn’t overpower the dish it’s being served with if you like your cranberry sauce sweeter use a 1/2 cup of brown sugar.
Cranberry sauce is also a good way to make those leftover turkey sandwiches shine, just spread a little on top and your good to go.
Too often cranberry sauce gets relegated to Thanksgiving or as a sidekick to turkey, which is too bad because it’s also delicious on things like a Grilled Ham with Maple Bourbon Glaze or Sous Vide Pork Chops.
Cranberry Sauce with a Touch of Bourbon and a Hint of CinnamonPrint SaveSaved! Pin
- 16 oz cranberries
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 2 tsp orange zest
- 1 stick cinnamon
- Start by giving the cranberries a quick wash and adding them to a pot on medium heat. Add in the maple syrup, brown sugar, orange zest, and cinnamon stick. Stir everything as the cranberries start to open up.
- Once the cranberries have all opened up, turn the heat down to a low simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
- Add in the bourbon, stir, and cook covered on a low simmer for another 5 minutes.