Vin Chaud (Spiced Wine) Cranberry Sauce


A flavorful twist on cranberry sauce inspired by the hot spiced wine served in Alsace, France. Use a decent-quality red wine.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup red wine

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 2 whole star anise pods (Optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 dash ground cloves


  1. Mix cranberries, orange juice, and brown sugar in a saucepan over low heat. Bring to a simmer; cook and stir until sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Add wine, cinnamon, star anise, nutmeg, and cloves. Mix well. Continue simmering until sauce starts to thicken, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

117 Calories
0g Fat
27g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 117
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 21mg 107%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 147mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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