Cranberry Sauce with Caramelized Onions
  • Fresh or thawed frozen cranberries, rinsed- 12 oz bag or 3½ cups
  • Large yellow onion, medium diced-1
  • Granulated sugar-1 cup
  • Ground cloves- ⅛ tsp
  • Salt- a pinch
  • Freshly ground black Pepper- ½ tsp
  • Water-1/2 cup
  • Vegetable oil- 1tbsp
  1. In a saucepan, heat the oil over medium-heat.
  2. Add the onions, cloves, a pinch of salt and pepper powder.
  3. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are golden-brown and very soft, 20-25 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid, increase the heat to medium high, and cook the onions, stirring often, until deep caramel brown, an additional 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the cranberries, sugar, a pinch of salt and ½ cup water and bring to simmer over medium-high heat.
  6. Simmer for 1 minute, then cover, turn off heat, and let cool to room temperature.
You could half the ingredients and make this sauce, which will be good for 2 people.
The sauce may be prepared up to 3 days ahead and refrigerated. Return to room temperature before serving.
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