Spiked Cranberry, Apple and Jalapeño Sauce

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Author Notes: This cranberry sauce is inspired by a football party beverage I made last fall. The warm drink consisted of apple cider, cranberry juice, tequila, lime and cinnamon. (Need I say more?) So, I immediately thought of this flavor combination for this week´s Food52 contest. In addition, I added fresh jalapeño pepper to give the sauce a nice little kick.TasteFood

Serves 2 cups

  • 1 12 oz. bag cranberries, washed and picked over
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Juice of one lime
  • Juice of half an orange
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, cut in 1/4" dice
  • 2 tablespoons gold tequila
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, stemmed, seeded, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest, from an untreated lime
  1. Combine cranberries, sugar, lime juice and orange juice in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat, stirring, until cranberries begin to pop.
  3. Stir in apple, tequila and cinnamon and cook one minute.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in jalapeño and lime zest.
  6. Allow to cool to room temperature. Refrigerate at least 2 hours to allow flavors to develop.
  7. Bring to room temperature before serving.
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Tags: can be made ahead, condiments, fall, fall, Holidays, savory, spicy, sweet, winter

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