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A bowl of red wine cranberry sauce with two orange halves, cinnamon sticks, fresh cranberries and a glass of red wine.

Red Wine Cranberry Sauce

Red wine cranberry sauce is such a fun twist to a traditional cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. It's so easy to make with just a few ingredients. The red wine brings such a depth of flavor and compliments the cranberries so well. 
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Megan


  • 3/4 cup dry red wine (I used Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • 1-2 tablespoons orange zest (from one orange)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon)


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine dry red wine, orange juice and brown sugar. 
  • Bring to a boil. Heat and stir until brown sugar dissolves, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add cranberries, orange zest, and cinnamon sticks. Bring back to a boil. 
  • Let simmer for 10-15 minutes, until cranberries have bursted and sauce is thick. Be sure to stir occasionally so sauce does not bubble up and overflow. 
  • Remove cinnamon sticks before serving. 


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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