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Simple Fresh Cranberry Sauce With Caramelized Onions

Fresh Cranberry Sauce With Caramelized Onions

Fresh Cranberry Sauce With Caramelized Onions

Fine Cooking

Ingredients

  1. 1 Tbs. vegetable or canola oil
    1 large yellow onion, cut into medium dice
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    One 12-oz. bag fresh or thawed frozen cranberries, rinsed and picked over (3-1/2 cups)
    1 cup granulated sugar

Directions

  1. In a 10-inch straight-sided sauté pan or skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions, a pinch of salt, and a grind or two of pepper. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are golden-brown and very soft, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove the lid, increase the heat to medium high, and cook the onions, stirring often, until deep caramel-brown, an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add the cranberries, sugar, a pinch of salt, and 1/2 cup water and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  3. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, then cover, turn off the heat, and let cool to room temperature.

Makes 2 1/2-3 cups.

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