Tawny Port Cranberry Sauce recipe


Make your next cranberry sauce using Tawny Port, and you’ll be reaching for seconds. (Photo via Flickr/click for credit)

This take on traditional cranberry sauce will have you reaching for second helpings right away, as the fortified wine adds a sweetness that plays well with the cranberry’s natural tartness.

I used Thurston Wolfe‘s nonvintage Tawny, but any Tawny Port should work fine.

Makes 2 cups



  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan and bring to a gentle boil over medium heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low, then simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Using a potato masher or slotted spoon, gently press down on any whole cranberries.
  4. Cool and serve.

Note: This can be made a day in advance.