You can make this a day ahead and store it in an airtight container in the fridge. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving.
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups thinly sliced sweet onions
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries (thawed), coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
How to Make It
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add onions, and sauté 15 to 18 minutes or until golden and tender. Stir in vinegar and remaining ingredients; cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 4 minutes or until liquid is reduced to about 2 Tbsp.
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