An excellent cranberry sauce for Christmas turkey dinner.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rinse berries in cold water; drain.

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  • In a saucepan, mix water and sugar; stir to dissolve sugar. Bring to boil. Add cranberries, Jalapeno peppers, and lemon juice, and return to boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sherry and stir well. Remove from heat and let cool completely at room temperature.

  • Refrigerate in a glass container with cover. Serve with turkey or chicken.

Nutrition Facts

66.1 calories; 0.1 g protein; 16.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 45.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2009
I love this recipe and have made this for years and have a couple of modifications. First you have to cook the sherry off. If you follow the directions and remove from heat after adding the sherry the alcohol taste is so overpowering that it's virtually inedible. Cooking it for a few minutes longer allows the sherry flavor to shine without the alcohol flavor killing it. Second I always remove all seeds from the jalapenos and use just one. It's still spicy but not overpowering. I like this best as a condiment on sandwiches rather than a relish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/09/2003
I love spicy foods and go through a bottle of hot sauce frequently. However - I fixed this recipe today and had to throw it away. It was too spicy and would overpower any white meat. I guess you could use this in some noveau Mexican cuisine - but I will not make this again...sorry. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2009
I love this recipe and have made this for years and have a couple of modifications. First you have to cook the sherry off. If you follow the directions and remove from heat after adding the sherry the alcohol taste is so overpowering that it's virtually inedible. Cooking it for a few minutes longer allows the sherry flavor to shine without the alcohol flavor killing it. Second I always remove all seeds from the jalapenos and use just one. It's still spicy but not overpowering. I like this best as a condiment on sandwiches rather than a relish. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/09/2003
I love spicy foods and go through a bottle of hot sauce frequently. However - I fixed this recipe today and had to throw it away. It was too spicy and would overpower any white meat. I guess you could use this in some noveau Mexican cuisine - but I will not make this again...sorry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
I enjoy spicy food but my family does not. This recipe was a nice balance for everyone. The tart sweet cranberries match up well with spicy Jalapenos. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2005
This was the only cranberry sauce we used at Thanksgiving this year and everyone enjoyed it. I used fresh cranberries and fresh jalapeno peppers made it the night before and refrigerated it all night. No one thought it was spicy and the green and red colors added a festive look! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2010
Veryy Good!!! I loved the kick of jalapeno at the end..... Couple of tips...use a big pan the sugar syrup bubbles a lot and will over flow. It requires more than 10 minutes (roughly 30 mintes) to cook down. Also I used a potato masher at the end to break down the cranberries - gave a very nice texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2009
Perfect!!! The only thing I changed was leaving out the sherry and subbing cranberry apple juice instead. It's tasty with a slight hint of heat. I made this for another recipe I plan on making later this week. A nice twist and will give the kick I was looking for to the chops I plan on making with this!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2008
This sounds like something my mom found in a magazine a few years ago. I wanted her recipe but she couldn't remember which magazine it was in. I'm planning on using this holiday season at least once but hopefully this will give me a use for the fresh jalapenos from my garden. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2008
Really delicious a bit tart a bit sweet with a bit of a bite but nothing even the children couldn't handle. I will most definitely use this recipe from now on. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2009
Excellent. Thanks for sharing. I'm fortunate to live in an area where I pick wild cranberries and that is what I used. My husband is the hot food fan he absolutely loves it. I had to make a second batch tonight. I went one step further and actually canned it (processed in hot water bath).. now I'm ready for Christmas. My daughter tried some by mistake thought she was putting jam on a bagel with cream cheese... now the sauce has another fan! Once again thanks for sharing. Read More
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