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Persimmon-Cranberry Sauce (Recipe)

Persimmon-Cranberry Sauce (Recipe)

I don’t know about you, but I’m counting down the days to Thanksgiving. It’s the tastiest of all holidays, isn’t it? I just couldn’t help but share my favorite cranberry sauce recipe, complemented with mild and mellow persimmons. In short, it’s the cranberry sauce for people who don’t like cranberry sauce, and those who do like it will love this sauce too!

Best of all, you can make this up to four days ahead of time! Omit the persimmons, cover and refrigerate. Fold the persimmons into the sauce just before dinner.

Persimmon-Cranberry Sauce


  • 3 1/2 Cups fresh cranberries (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1/4 Cup dry red wine
  • 1/2 Star anise
  • 1/2 Cup+ sugar
  • Coarse salt
  • 3 Firm-ripe Fuyu persimmons (about 1 pound), peeled & cut into 1/4-inch pieces

1. In 1-quart heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, bring cranberries, wine, anise, sugar, 2 tablespoons water and 1 pinch salt to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer mixture for about 5 minutes. Taste and add a little if desired, at a little more sugar in 1/2 tablespoons increments, up to 2 1/2 additional tablespoons. Remove and discard anise with a slotted spoon. Gently fold persimmons into sauce. Transfer to a bowl. Let sauce cool to room temperature before serving. You can also chill it in the refrigerator. Stir before serving.

Recipe Credit: Epicurious.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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11:35AM PDT on Nov 2, 2013

This looks good. ty

1:59AM PDT on Nov 2, 2013

Interesting.Thanks Katie.

8:26PM PDT on Oct 30, 2013

...although I have many "family fav's" for Thanksgiving I do like trying/adding a new "taste" to our table and this will be one this year--Thanks for sharing Katie! ...

11:39PM PDT on Oct 29, 2013

Wow...that sounds amazing. Will have to try it. Thank you. : )

10:56PM PDT on Oct 29, 2013

Thank you.:))

8:28PM PDT on Oct 29, 2013

This is a yummy looking recipe. I do love cranberries.

5:55PM PDT on Oct 29, 2013

thanks....that sounds like something I would like.

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2:37PM PDT on Oct 29, 2013

Sounds good. Thank you for sharing.

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