With Thanksgiving only a few weeks away I decided to test a recipe: fresh cranberry sauce with caramelized onions and walnuts. Creating your own fresh cranberry sauce can change and ordinary Thanksgiving dinner and make it unforgettable. You get the flavors and textures of the delicious cranberries, mixed with red caramelized onions, and walnuts that will give this sauce an unexpected twist. The best part is that it only takes 15-20 minutes to create!
- 1 12oz. bag of fresh Cranberries
- ¼ cup of chopped red onions
- ¼ cup of roughly chopped walnuts
- ½ cup of sugar
- 2 dashes of dried ginger powder
- Sprinkle of sea salt and a grind or two of black pepper
- 2 teaspoons of olive oil.
I decided to add the red onion because it will give this fresh sauce an extra mildly sweet flavor which is why I recommend to use only half a cup of sugar. Cook the onions with about 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium heat just enough to caramelize them for about 5 minutes. Throw in a pinch of salt and grind some black pepper to taste. Stir frequently to prevent the onions from sticking to the pan. Add the entire bag of fresh cranberries and mix the two ingredients.
Add the water and sugar,I used brown sugar since that is what I had, but it works with regular sugar as well. Mix in the roughly chopped walnuts and a dash or two of ginger powder. Simmer for 5 minutes on medium heat, stir occasionally and then bring down to low heat. Make sure all the flavors are blended together. Cover and cool the sauce completely, and place in the refrigerator until it is ready to serve.
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