Cranberry Sauce with Persimmon #ABRecipes

Cranberry Sauce with Persimmon  #ABRecipes

Cranberry Sauce with Persimmon cooked with Merlot Wine

Another tradition for our family Christmas dinner growing up was to pair our oven roasted turkey with canned cranberry sauce since there were no fresh cranberries in Mexico. Sometimes if we didn’t find the canned cranberry sauce we would just use homemade strawberry preserves. When I started living in Florida over thirteen years ago I discovered fresh cranberries, so I started experimenting and fixing my own cranberry sauce from scratch. Cranberries pair well with many ingredients but since lately I have a love affair with persimmons I decided to incorporate this sweet fleshy fruit with cranberries and red wine resulting in a luscious Cranberry Sauce with Persimmon that can be eaten anytime with anything,  over ice cream, on cheesecake, on your toast and on your turkey, so let’s cook!

Ingredients for preparing the Cranberry Sauce with Persimmon #ABRecipes

Ingredients for preparing the Cranberry Sauce with Persimmon


  • 1 package of fresh cranberries (12 ounces)
  • 2 cups of red wine (can be Merlot or Shiraz)
  • 1 cup of sugar on the raw
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon peel
  • 2 Fuyu persimmons peeled and cubed

Preparation time: 30 minutes. Makes 4 cups. Cost per cup is less than $2.50 dollars depending on the ingredients cost at your local supermarket. You will need a sauce pan, a spoon, a lemon peeler, measuring spoons and cups, chopping block and a knife.

How to make cranberry sauce with persimmon #ABRecipes

How to make homemade cranberry sauce with persimmon

Clean the cranberries with running water, then add them to the sauce pan and pour the wine, the sugar on the raw, the cinnamon and the lemon peel. Cook the sauce for 15 to 20 minutes covered. After that time let the sauce rest for 10 minutes before adding the chopped persimmon. Peel the persimmon, cut in cubes and add to the cranberry sauce. Plate in a nice bowl for your guests to enjoy.

Cranberry Sauce with Persimmon a gourmet treat for the holidays #ABRecipes

Cranberry Sauce with Persimmon, a gourmet treat for the holidays

This Cranberry Sauce with Persimmon is delicious great recipe for canning using mason jars as a handcrafted gourmet gift for the holidays; believe me it will become a welcome present for family and friends. For us is now this sauce is a yearly tradition and expected in our Christmas dinner to be enjoyed alongside our oven roasted turkey and cornbread stuffing.

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!




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Author:Chef Adriana Martin

Adriana Martin is a Latina writer born in Mexico who is specialized in recipe development using fresh and seasonal ingredients. The inspiration behind her recipes is based on the culinary culture of Mexico and influenced by the Mediterranean cuisine and grilling which is one of her passions. Adriana likes to read about the latest trends in cuisine, learn about new cultures, travel the world discovering new ingredients and sharing with famous chefs. She is a wife, friend, step mom, grandmother and animal lover.

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  • Isabel Garcia

    I love how you incorporated the persimmons with the fresh cranberries! I also like your idea of packaging the sauce in mason jars to give this holiday season. It makes a beautiful gift for all foodies! Fabulous recipe, amiga! :-)

    • Adriana Martin

      Many thanks Isabel!

  • Mamá XXI

    Excellent idea to make some handmade gifts !! Gracias!

    • Adriana Martin

      Many thanks!

  • Natalia Carter

    Super yummy! La quiero hacer!

    • Adriana Martin

      Y cuando la hagas me avisas que tal te gusto besos!

  • Maria Machuca

    Wow! It’s really looks delicious!

    • Adriana Martin

      Gracias Maria!

  • Reina

    Que rico, me encantan los cranberries, gracias por la receta

    • Adriana Martin

      Y es tan facil de hacer saludos!

  • Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

    Esto se ve delicioso. Still have some cranberries in the fridge, I will be making this for sure!

    • Adriana Martin

      Gracias Paula!

  • diana rodriguez

    wow, maravillosa receta!

    • Adriana Martin

      Gracias Diana!

  • mena & taty

    Wow Adri what a combination!!!
    I am including this in our holiday celebration
    Thanks so much
    Merry Christmas!!!! Looking forward to reading many more mouth watering suggestions!

    • Adriana Martin

      Many thanks Taty likewise best wishes for you and your family!

  • Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods

    That is so cool that you used persimmons in your recipe! They grow all over here but I’ve never been brave enough to try one. 😉

    I’d love for you to share your awesome at my Show Me Saturday linky party this weekend. We go live each Saturday at 7:00am EST. My readers would love this!

    ~ Ashley

    • Adriana Martin

      Hi Ashley many thanks for your visit and kind comment I absolutely love persimmons and for me are like a treasure since those are difficult to find in my market. I would be delighted to include my presence in your linky party. Saludos!

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  • marye audet

    This sounds like a wonderful twist on Cranberry Sauce! Yum!

  • Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    This is amazing! I switched up my cranberry sauce this year, too, but never thought to use persimmon. Great job!

  • Heather @FrenchPress

    this sounds like a delicious sauce for the Thanksgiving table – the homemade cranberry sauce is my daughters favorite part of the meal

  • Kaitie Lawlor

    what wonderful take on a classic dish! I love adding wine to help flavour certain dishes! This sounds absolutely wonderful!

  • Manila Spoon

    How delicious is this! I can just imagine how very flavorful this cranberry sauce is with the added red wine and fruity burst from the persimmon!