Triple Antioxidant Cabernet Blueberry Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving is on the horizon–are you ready to shake up some tradition?  How about trying a Triple Antioxidant Cabernet Blueberry Cranberry Sauce? 

Blueberry Cranberry Sauce

Blueberry Cranberry Sauce

The inspiration for this came from the blog Averie Cooks (thanks Averie!).  But while she seasoned with “sweet spices” like cinnamon and cloves, I decided to take mine more savory with thyme and bay.  

Blueberry Cranberry Sauce with thyme

Blueberry Cranberry Sauce with thyme

I regularly add red wine to fruit, but the taste benefits of the blueberries in here caught me by surprise.  They meld beautifully with the cranberries, sweet enough to allow a reduction in sugar while overcoming the slight bitterness of straight cranberries.  The hint of savory from the herbs compliments a meat dish beautifully and pairs amazingly well with pork. The turkey test is still to come!  

Blueberry Cranberry Sauce - delicious with pork

Blueberry Cranberry Sauce – delicious with pork

We had it with pork shoulder this weekend and even my cranberry sauce hating husband was eating it up!  

Super easy to make Blueberry Cranberry Sauce

Super easy to make Blueberry Cranberry Sauce

Now I’ll tell you a secret.  I believe that Blueberry Cranberry Sauce should be an everyday accompaniment–not just something served on holidays.  It’s powerhouse healthy, super easy AND it’s forgiving (at least on low heat).  Yes, it simmered away, neglected, turning out fine, while I burned pancakes twice trying to multitask. 

Blueberry Cranberry Sauce

Blueberry Cranberry Sauce

This recipe is sized in a 1-2 meal size so you can eat it more often!  If you are cooking for a crowd, double or triple it (or more).  Leftovers will be welcome!

Blueberry Cranberry Sauce

With more antioxidants, less bitterness & lower in sugar, Cabernet Blueberry Cranberry Sauce can shake up your Thanksgiving--or compliment dinner any time!
Author: Inger
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 31 mins
Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 122 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup wine
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cranberries if frozen, no need to thaw
  • 1 cup blueberries if frozen, no need to thaw
  • 2-3 sprigs thyme or 1 t dried
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions
 

  • Add wine and sugar to a medium saucepan and heat, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add remaining ingredients and simmer until thickened. (If unsure about thickness, take a spoonful out of the pan and put in refrigerator for 5 minutes to cool and test.)
  • Discard thyme stems (if sprigs used) and bay leaf, then transfer sauce to covered heat safe container (e.g. Pyrex), . Cool before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 122kcal
I am not a health professional and nutrition data is calculated programatically. Accuracy may vary with product selection, calculator accuracy, etc. Consult a professional for the best information.
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3 thoughts on “Triple Antioxidant Cabernet Blueberry Cranberry Sauce

  1. David

    This might just make it to our Tahnskgiving table! What a beautiful and wonderful recipe!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  2. grace

    oooh, look at the color on that sauce! and it’s so good for me! i love fresh thyme and find myself adding it to all kinds of stuff, though i’m not sure it would have occurred to me to add it to something like this. great idea!

    1. Inger Post author

      You know, that’s what I like about blogging, Grace–it pushes me to step outside the box sometimes!

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