Try this tart and spicy twist on cranberries for the holidays. It's beautiful, too! The adults in my family demand to have this on the table, but we keep the traditional cranberry recipe for the kids. If you are using fresh cranberries, freeze first and allow to thaw. They'll be much juicier!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the cranberries in a blender; pulse until smooth; scrape into a bowl. Stir the lime juice, honey, tequila, Triple Sec, jalapeno peppers, and cilantro into the cranberries; cover and refrigerate overnight.

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Nutrition Facts

53.8 calories; 0.2 g protein; 12.3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 1.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2008
Fabulous! Just the right mix of flavors. Will make this recipe again. MineolaShirley Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/13/2009
Sorry this salsa didn't suit me at all! I was very disappointed w/ the outcome of this. As the recipe directed I prepared everything in advance allowing time to sit overnight so that I could serve it w/ chicken tacos the next day. I was a bit worried about how this would turn out b/c it tasted VERY bitter (I "tested" tiny spoonfuls as I was making it) despite adding extra honey to compensate. Something about the jalapeno seemed out of place to me as well. Hoping that the flavors would "meld" overnight I took another "test" sample b4 making dinner and at that point decided to toss it all (my fiance didn't try this; he HATES cranberries so therefore topped his tacos w/ "traditional" condiments). I 1/2'd the yield amount so I have plenty of cranberries cilantro and honey left to use in other recipes (as well as the booze I already had in my pantry - for drinking!) but the 's spent on jalapenos and limes were a total waste. I think this recipe needs sugar to sweeten it NOT honey. If you think about it the tartness of traditional cranberry sauce is balanced w/ sugar so why mess w/ what already works (?). Oh and I did freeze my cranberries 1st and then allowed them to thaw b4 processing (which I don't think made that much of a difference IMHO). Too bad! This would have been a nice fall salsa to add to my recipe box. It seems that most people enjoyed your recipe Bluestocking but unfortunately it wasn't to our liking:( Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2008
Fabulous! Just the right mix of flavors. Will make this recipe again. MineolaShirley Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2008
Fabulous! Just the right mix of flavors. Will make this recipe again. MineolaShirley Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2008
fantastically tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2008
Delicious! Can't wait to serve it to my family this holiday season. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/13/2009
Sorry this salsa didn't suit me at all! I was very disappointed w/ the outcome of this. As the recipe directed I prepared everything in advance allowing time to sit overnight so that I could serve it w/ chicken tacos the next day. I was a bit worried about how this would turn out b/c it tasted VERY bitter (I "tested" tiny spoonfuls as I was making it) despite adding extra honey to compensate. Something about the jalapeno seemed out of place to me as well. Hoping that the flavors would "meld" overnight I took another "test" sample b4 making dinner and at that point decided to toss it all (my fiance didn't try this; he HATES cranberries so therefore topped his tacos w/ "traditional" condiments). I 1/2'd the yield amount so I have plenty of cranberries cilantro and honey left to use in other recipes (as well as the booze I already had in my pantry - for drinking!) but the 's spent on jalapenos and limes were a total waste. I think this recipe needs sugar to sweeten it NOT honey. If you think about it the tartness of traditional cranberry sauce is balanced w/ sugar so why mess w/ what already works (?). Oh and I did freeze my cranberries 1st and then allowed them to thaw b4 processing (which I don't think made that much of a difference IMHO). Too bad! This would have been a nice fall salsa to add to my recipe box. It seems that most people enjoyed your recipe Bluestocking but unfortunately it wasn't to our liking:( Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2009
I froze and thawed the cranberries and found it too "soft" and syrupy for my taste. Next time I will use half frozen and half fresh. I also used orange juice instead of liqueur. When our family would use it as a chips and salsa dip I added onions and it made a big difference! So for the reviewer "Mickey" I think I understand your disappointment and fresh chopped onions is what was missing for you. I also used the salsa for our holiday dressing rather than traditional cranberry sauce and added cream cheese of course for a spread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2008
Just the right amount of tart with a little kick. Loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2011
I made this for a Thanksgiving appetizer and served it with corn chips. It was delicious. I modified the recipe slightly. I used a chipotle pepper instead of jalepeno because I like the smokey flavor. I also used 1/4 diced sweet yellow onion. The end result was fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
Perfect salsa for anything! You will love it!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2010
This gets better with time. Plan to make it ahead of time. Even my friend who doesn't eat hot peppers liked this one. Read More
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