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Cranberry Raspberry Sauce Recipe

Cranberry Raspberry Sauce

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

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings


  1. 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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 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.

Oct 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.

Dec 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.

Dec 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!

Dec 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!!

Dec 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!

Jul 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!


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  • Calories
  • 105 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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