red wine cranberry sauce with dried figs and rosemary

Who’s ready for turkey?

red wine cranberry sauce with dried figs and rosemary | TetaLizza.com

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year or you’ve been asked to bring a dish, this cranberry sauce with red wine, dried figs and rosemary is a sophisticated addition to any table.

red wine cranberry sauce with dried figs and rosemary | TetaLizza.com

In the past, I’ve always made the cranberry sauce as per the recipe on the back of the package and it’s delightful. It’s homemade with just the right balance of sweet and pucker. I’ve always wanted to add a little something more though and we all know how much I love figs right? And wine…and a little sprig of rosemary for scent and colour doesn’t hurt.

red wine cranberry sauce with dried figs and rosemary | TetaLizza.com

The dried figs add a lovely, earthy texture to the sauce with a little bit of hearty chew from the seeds. The sweet red wine intensifies all the flavors and gives the sauce even more punch. And a little extra booze helps everyone get along better doesn’t it?

red wine cranberry sauce with dried figs and rosemary | TetaLizza.com

Are you a fan of cranberry sauce? I know around my table, it’s a love it or not-so-much kind of thing. Personally, I love a dollop of cranberry sauce on my turkey. The contrast of colour and flavor is just perfect and delicious. Amid the turkey, stuffing, vegetables and other tasty items, a mouth-puckering pop of cranberry sauce makes everything just right.

From Teta Lizza’s Kitchen to yours – Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

enjoy | liz | xo

red wine cranberry sauce with dried figs and rosemary
Serves 12
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup sweet red wine
  2. 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  3. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  4. 6 dried figs, stemmed, chopped
  5. 1-2 sprig fresh rosemary
  6. 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  7. 1 (12 ounce) bag fresh cranberries
  8. 3/4 cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Combine wine, vinegar, brown sugar, figs, rosemary and pepper in medium saucepan and bring to boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes. Discard rosemary.
  3. Add in cranberries and sugar. Allow to cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until liquid has slightly reduced and berries have burst. Remove from heat and let stand for 10-20 minutes..
  4. Transfer sauce to bowl and chill in fridge until ready to serve.
Notes
  1. This sauce is best made 1-2 nights before being served to allow the flavors to settle.
Adapted from Food.com
Adapted from Food.com
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2 thoughts on “red wine cranberry sauce with dried figs and rosemary

  1. Glenda says:

    I would love to try this recipe at Christmas. This year at Thanksgiving I tried a new recipe with Port added to the sauce & we enjoyed it also. It’s always nice to try something new.
    Thanks again,
    Glenda

  2. Sammie says:

    Ooh Liz we love Cranberry Sauce with our Christmas turkey. I adore that you’ve worked figs into this sauce. Total genius 😉. We always have a ‘practice Christmas’ to celebrate mine and our daughter’s birthdays. Will be making this sauce for then. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving. Sammir xox

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