Photo: José Picayo; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite
Hands-on Time
18 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours 18 Mins
Serves 12 (serving size: 1/4 cup)

This essential trimming can be made up to a week ahead. Cassis is black currant-flavored liqueur. If you can't find it, substitute orange liqueur.

How to Make It

Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add shallots; sauté for 4 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to medium-high. Add cherries, crème de cassis, sugar, and cranberries; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 8 minutes or until cranberries begin to pop, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in rind. Cool to room temperature.

Ratings & Reviews

KSPTDP's Review

December 09, 2012
I made this for Thanksgiving and it was a hit. Had requests for the recipe. I made it the day before and followed the recipe as instructed except I used Triple Sec since I had it on hand and did not have crème de cassis. It will become our traditional sauce.

GuagDoyle's Review

November 26, 2012
Made this for Thanksgiving. Best cranberry sauce I ever had. Made 4 days before and added the lemon zest on the day. Delicious!

CharleneLil's Review

November 20, 2012