You won’t believe this cranberry sauce. The boozy pop of each berry, the tangy-sweet sauce; we may have just changed Thanksgiving as we know it. Keeping it alcohol-free? Sub in some cranberry juice instead.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20-30 minutes
12 ounces Fresh Cranberries
1/2 cup Dry Ruby Port (May substitute: cranberry juice)
1/2 cup Orange Juice, Fresh
3/4 cup Sugar
Zest from one Orange, cut into thin matchsticks
Combine fresh cranberries, port wine, orange juice, sugar and zest in a mixing bowl. Stir gently to combine all ingredients.
Roll the vacuum pouch back at the top, turning it out 1-2 inches. This will help prevent possible cross-contamination.
Pour mixed cranberries and sauce into vacuum pouch, vacuum seal.
Place sealed bag in circulating water bath and cook for 20 minutes or until a few, but not all, cranberries have begun to burst.
Remove bag from water bath.
If serving immediately: transfer to serving vessel.
If saving for later: quickly shock in ice water bath until temperature of sauce has reached 40°F/4°C. Cooling must occur in under one hour. Store in refrigerator and reheat to 140°F/60°C before serving.