This recipe has been updated since the first time I posted it. I've altered the sugar amounts slightly and the cooking method has been tweaked. Still as good as ever!
Course Side Dish
Keyword cranberries, navel orange, wine
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 15minutes
1 1/2cupsred wineI like a red zinfandel or syrah
1cupgolden brown sugarpacked
6whole allspice berries
1 3x1 inch strip orange or tangerine peelI used tangerine
1 12ouncebag fresh cranberries
Into a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, brown sugar, cloves, allspice berries, cinnamon sticks, orange peel and wine. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the syrup has reduced to about 1 3/4 cups -- about 10 minutes. Place a fine mesh strainer over a 2 cup measuring cup and pour the syrup through. Discard the solids and pour the syrup back into the pot. Add the cranberries and cook over medium high heat stirring occasionally until the cranberries burst, about five or six minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature before transferring to a storage container and refrigerating until ready to serve.