You can also decorate with raw cranberries. String them on twine to make garland or just add them to a bowl.

Holiday Prep: Spicy Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Cranberries are an iconic holiday staple. Whether you are eating them or decorating with them, cranberries are must. One of the Greenista Girls’ favorite recipes has a special spicy twist. Make it for your holiday party or Christmas dinner. Your guests will go crazy for it … and go crazy trying to find out your secret spices.

Spicy Cranberry Sauce with Pinot Noir

Makes 2 1/2 cups; courtesy of Simply Recipes

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cups Pinot Noir or other dry red wine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • Large pinch of Chinese five-spice powder
  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cranberries and fresh ginger; stir until cranberries begin to burst, 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add wine and sugar; boil until mixture is reduced to 2 1/2 cups, about 15 minutes.
  3. Add crystallized ginger, curry powder and five-spice powder.
  4. Serve sauce cold or warm.

Written by Greenista Girl Shubhra

Photo by Closet Cooking

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