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 littleif 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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Connie O.
Connie O4 years ago

This looks good. ty

Nimue P.

Interesting.Thanks Katie.

Suz F.
Suz F4 years ago

...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! ...

Shell S.
Past Member 4 years ago

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

Ana Marija R.
ANA MARIJA R4 years ago

Thank you.:))

Chazz York jr
Chazz York4 years ago

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

Karen Chestney
Karen Chestney4 years ago

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

Ken W.
Ken W4 years ago


Lynn C.
Lynn C4 years ago


Caili W.
A. Cailia W4 years ago

Sounds good. Thank you for sharing.