A surprising burst of fresh watermelon chunks adds excitement to homemade cranberry sauce. Sweet and tangy Watermelon Cranberry Sauce will be the talk of your table at the holidays and anytime you serve this sassy relish.
- 4 cups fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Dash ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 cups minced watermelon
- In a 3-quart saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, lemon juice and zest over medium-low heat. Simmer gently for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cranberries are tender, stirring occasionally.
- Reduce heat to low and add maple syrup. Simmer another few minutes. Remove from heat and let rest for 10 minutes.
- Stir in watermelon and serve warm, or chill until ready to serve.
Makes 4 cups sauce.
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