This is a wonderful Christmas meat sauce. It goes well with turkey or goose.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Put cranberries, raspberries, Merlot, and sugar in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Use a whisk to mash the cranberries. Turn down heat and let simmer for 15 minutes. Pour sauce into a container and refrigerate. It can be served hot or cold.

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Nutrition Facts

106 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 22.6g; fat 0.2g; sodium 1.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2007
This is a good sauce for Day After Sandwiches pork and probably chicken. My only tip is that you don't need to worry about mashing the cranberries they do that all by themselves. As they simmer they pop. The dish comes out a gorgeous color. If you want color at your Holiday table this dish will provide that! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/22/2011
Oh my this is wonderful! Like others I made with apple juice rather than wine although I'd like to try again with wine for comparison. It's nothing like a traditional cranberry sauce... it's sweet but with the tart bite from the cranberries too. Suspect it would be wonderful over ice cream or spongecake... or both! Anxious to taste it on the turkey on Thanksgiving. Read More
(4)
45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2007
This is a good sauce for Day After Sandwiches pork and probably chicken. My only tip is that you don't need to worry about mashing the cranberries they do that all by themselves. As they simmer they pop. The dish comes out a gorgeous color. If you want color at your Holiday table this dish will provide that! Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
We substituted apple juice (1 C.) for the merlot it's cheaper and the sauce turned out great. It went well with our turkey and the children even liked it because it wasn't as bitter as traditional cranberry sauce. It also tastes great as a spread for rolls. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2007
wonderful cran-raz sauce. I doubled the recipe for thanksgiving dinner and all my guests were impressed. And best of all it was so easy! I'll never buy cranberry sauce from the store again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2010
LOVE this recipe. Have been using it for a few years and it is always a hit. I use only 3/4 merlot and 1/4 cup OJ. Also add in a little orange zest. Delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2007
OH SO GOOD!!! I modified by using Cabernet instead of merlot but still delicious! I even used the leftovers to flavor a filling for a chocolate cake. I've made cranberry-raspberry sauce for years without the wine this addition takes the flavor out of this world. I will absolutely make this again and again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2009
Very good! I just made this for a huge Christmas party I'm hosting tomorrow and it turned out excellent! Here are the changes I made to the recipe: I used apple juice instead of the Merlot...b/c several of my guests are expecting. Also I used half white sugar and half brown sugar...just my own preference. Finally I added 1/2 t. vanilla and 1/4 t. cinnamon to the mixture while it was cooking. I can't taste the cinnamon much but the vanilla really added some great flavor. Great recipe as is...or altered a bit! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2006
Not a bad sauce. It worked very well in the day after turkey sandwiches but it wasn't quite thick enough for my tastes and the recipe yield is way way way too much ( I could have fed a family of 30 with this much sauce) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2008
I did tweak this a little! Used apple cider instead of merlot (I would like to try with the merlot but the rest of the family abstains) and used frozen raspberries. I'm now asked to bring this every holiday! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2009
used frozen raspberries and dried cranberries since that's what i had on hand. and apple juice (excellent suggestion from other reviews) sweet - ate with chicken and salad. will love to try it again! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/22/2011
Oh my this is wonderful! Like others I made with apple juice rather than wine although I'd like to try again with wine for comparison. It's nothing like a traditional cranberry sauce... it's sweet but with the tart bite from the cranberries too. Suspect it would be wonderful over ice cream or spongecake... or both! Anxious to taste it on the turkey on Thanksgiving. Read More
(4)
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