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
12 oz. bag cranberries, washed and picked over
Juice of one lime
Juice of half an orange
Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, cut in 1/4" dice
jalapeño pepper, stemmed, seeded, finely diced
lime zest, from an untreated lime
In This Recipe
Combine cranberries, sugar, lime juice and orange juice in a medium saucepan.
Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat, stirring, until cranberries begin to pop.
Stir in apple, tequila and cinnamon and cook one minute.
Remove from heat.
Stir in jalapeño and lime zest.
Allow to cool to room temperature. Refrigerate at least 2 hours to allow flavors to develop.