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Cranberry Barbecue Sauce - A Family Feast

Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
Prep: 15 minsCook: 10 minsTotal: 25 minutes


  • 6 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar, more if you like it sweeter
  • Zest of one navel orange
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shallots, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke


  1. Place all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a fast simmer and cook uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  2. The sauce is done when the berries pop and start to break down.
  3. Puree with an immersion blender and chill for later use.

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