A traditional cranberry sauce is sweetened with apple juice and honey, rather than sugar. A shot of Riesling and some cinnamon sticks are the icing on the cake!
Servings: Makes about 2 cups
Ingredients 2 cups fresh cranberries1/2 cup apple juice1/2 cup dry Riesling wine2 sticks cinnamon2 tablespoons grapeseed or canola oil1 medium yellow or white onion , sliced 1/4-inch thick1 teaspoon honeySalt and freshly ground pepper
In a large saucepan over a medium-high flame, bring cranberries, apple juice, wine, and cinnamon sticks to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently until cranberries soften and begin to pop, about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet over a medium-high flame, heat oil until hot but not smoking. Add onion and honey; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is nicely browned, about 12 minutes.
Add onion mixture to cranberries and mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more salt, pepper, and honey, if desired.