Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce

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If you love fresh cranberries and pomegranate seeds, you are going to LOVE this Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce.

Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce in a turquoise bowl with orange zest

One of my favorite sides to make for the holidays, both Thanksgiving and Christmas, is this cranberry pomegranate sauce. Well its about high-time I shared this sweet and tangy recipe with you.

It’s so simple to prepare and goes perfectly with my Fig-Spiced Turkey. A true family tradition, and favorite! Plus the leftovers shmeared (is that a word) on a turkey sandwich are out of this world.

This cranberry sauce is fresh, sweet, tart, and chunky — this aint the 80’s jiggly jellied canned cranberry sauce I grew up eating. No offense mom.

Make this cranberry sauce a few days before your dinner and sprinkle additional pomegranate seeds and fresh orange zest using a zester when ready to serve. 

You might want to even double the recipe to ensure Thanksgiving leftovers as a jam on biscuitsscones or to make Turkey and Cranberry Croissant Sandwiches.

This dish is sure to be a hit with your family and friends at your next holiday gathering.

Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce Ingredients

  • fresh cranberries
  • oranges
  • sugar
  • pomegranate seeds

How to make Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce

In a large saucepan, combine the cranberries, orange, orange juice, and sugar.

Cook and stir over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until berries pop and mixture is thickened. Stir in pomegranate seeds; cook 2 minutes longer.

Remove from the heat; stir in orange zest and additional pomegranate seeds. Serve warm or chilled.

How to store Cranberry Sauce

This sauce can be stored in an airtight container for up to 7 days. It can also be frozen for up to one year. I highly recommend these plastic containers for freezing and thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

Ways to Use Leftover Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce in a vintage turquoise bowl and colorful linen

Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce

This dish is sure to be a hit with your family and friends at your next holiday gathering.
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Ingredients

  • 1 12-ounce package fresh cranberries
  • 1 medium navel orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 medium navel orange, zest and juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the cranberries, orange, orange juice, and sugar.
  • Cook and stir over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until berries pop and the mixture is thickened. Stir in pomegranate seeds; cook 2 minutes longer.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in orange zest and additional pomegranate seeds. Serve warm or chilled.

Notes

  • This recipe makes 2 1/2 cups cranberry sauce. 

Nutrition

Calories: 157.04kcal, Carbohydrates: 40.32g, Protein: 0.87g, Fat: 0.3g, Saturated Fat: 0.03g, Sodium: 2.26mg, Potassium: 157.91mg, Fiber: 4.18g, Sugar: 33.07g, Vitamin A: 149.29IU, Vitamin C: 36.51mg, Calcium: 24.6mg, Iron: 0.24mg

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Photography: Jenna Sparks 

Originally published: November 2017