Boozy Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce

Happy Monday, friends and welcome to day ONE of
The Broccoli Birthday Bonanza! πŸ˜€

Before we get into our planned festivities, I believe it’s MORE than acceptable to pop open a bottle of wine and let loose a bit, right?

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Hey, it’s five o’clock somewhere!

This year for Thanksgiving, I had the honor of making the cranberry sauce that would show up sit next to my father’s gelatinous mold on the dinner table. Since it’s MY blog’s birthday week and all, I’m gonna go ahead and take the liberty of saying that I TOTALLY outdid myself with this one! I mean, when your mom takes a taste test and can’t catch her breath afterwards, you KNOW you did good! πŸ˜‰

Boozy Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce

I took a cue from my girl, Melissa, and decided to booze it up a bit this year and seriously, it made SUCH a difference! The red wine that I used is from a local winery here in Clarksville and is one of my absolute favorites…it’s very similar to a Cabernet Sauvignon but feel free to use a Merlot, Pinot Noir, or other dry red wine.

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I LOVED the contrast in this sauce…the soft, squishy cranberries with the “pop” of the pomegranate seeds and then the faint hint of orange in the background? HEAVEN! I kept the sweetener low so it’s more on the tart side, like my family prefers, but if that’s not your deal, feel free to add a whole cup of your favorite granulated sweetener.

Boozy Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce

by Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Keywords: boil side cranberries Christmas Thanksgiving winter fall

Ingredients (Serves 6)

  • 1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds (from one medium-sized pomegranate)
  • 1 cup of your favorite red wine
  • 3/4 cup NuNaturals Tagatose (or other granulated sweetener that measures like sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest


1. Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized sauce pot over high heat.
2. Once boiling, reduce temperature to low and simmer for 20-30 minutes uncovered until thickened.
3. Serve room temperature or chilled with your holiday spread!

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Oh and Broccoli Mama would like you all to know, as she insisted on telling me THREE times at the dinner table, that this is AHHHHmazing on top of roasted turkey!Β So maybe make up a batch to help all those leftover turkey sandwiches go down this week? πŸ˜‰

As you may have noticed…you know, if you read the recipe and all…NuNaturals joined in on the holiday celebration this weekend! And seriously, if I wasn’t already smitten after makingΒ these beauties,

Chocolate Glazed Kabocha Donuts - The PERFECT treat for fall!

then I’d definitely be a convert now! Not a single person noticed there wasn’t any REAL sugar in this! That’s one of the things I love most about NuNaturals…quality.

The OTHER thing I love about them would be their FINE generosity!

NuNaturals Giveaway on Kiss My Broccoli! Enter to win NOW!

To kick off KMB’s birthday week off right, NuNaturals is offering up a wonderful prize pack of their best-selling liquid stevias AND a 50-count box of powder packets. And while it may seem that the little bottle on the left is taking the whole “birthday suit” thing literally, that is actually part of the birthday surprise…along with a bottle of lemon and peppermint, one of FOUR winners will receive a bottle of the newest flavor to hit the market…CHERRY VANILLA!!

I haven’t yet tried this flavor myself, but seriously? HOW could you go wrong with that combo?!

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Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I reached out to this company on my own for the sake of Β the blog birthday celebration week. While I have been given free product from the company in the past, all statements expressed above are of my personal opinionΒ and I was not paid for this post.

Giveaway is open WORLDWIDE and will end Wednesday at midnight (CST)

Good luck, my little broccoli sprouts! πŸ˜€

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116 Responses to Boozy Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce

  1. Okay, so admittedly I already have a nice stash of NuNaturals, but I love it and a girl can never have too much stevia right? πŸ˜‰ And I would make your breath-robbing crnaberry sauce for Christmas of course!

  2. Anie U says:

    I’ve been wanting to try NuNaturals stevia for quite a while! I would probably use it in the Holy Grail of fluffiness – pancakes πŸ˜‰

  3. Sara says:

    NuNaturals is the only brand of stevia I like. All the others taste so fake to me, the only down side is that NN tends to be pretty pricey so unless I have a gift card I go for the cheaper junk then kick myself. Id love to win this prize and be set for awhile!

  4. Christine says:

    Coffee and tea sweetening for me!

  5. Lol, Tagatose…my future child’s name AGAIN.

    Cherry vanilla- wow, I only just tried normal vanilla stevia. Admittingly, I haven’t tried this brand before but I’m game! I’d use the nunaturals as a object to pose next to.

    PS making your donuts this week. Even stole my mother’s donut pan πŸ˜‰

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Aww, really?! Yay! I can’t wait to hear what you think of the donuts! And yeah, I just want you to know that I will forever think of you any time I used tagatose now! Haha!

  6. I would make a mug cake new recipe with it for sure!!

    So excited this is a worldwide competition!

    You’ve seriously made me crave red wine now though, seriously πŸ˜‰

    Happy Happy KMB Birthday!! (No Blogiversary here)

  7. Lucie says:

    Can you imagine I never had Cranberry Sauce in my whole 36 years of life?? Unacceptable!! Please send some over….oh wait, there’s the recipe – I’ll whip up my own! YAY!

  8. Lisa says:

    I would LOVE to try these!! πŸ™‚

  9. Kristen says:

    I would try it in a few new baking recipes I have been meaning to make!

  10. Rachel H says:

    I would use it in coffee and oatmeal.

  11. wait cherry vanilla? ohhhh my I need to try that. this stuff is the only thing I really like putting in my coffee

  12. Melissa says:

    Yum cherry vanilla!

  13. So intrigued by the cherry vanilla flavour! it be interesting to test that out in a mug cake. And p.s. as for the cranberry sauce, you had me at ‘boozy’! πŸ˜‰

  14. I love stevia in yogurt mixtures, tea, and baking! Recipe looks great!

  15. Combining poms + crans + wine = genius! I can totally see how those flavors would be amazing together. Happy Birthday to KMB! I would use NuNaturals stevia in baking. I’ve never tried it before! I’ve only used powdered stevia.

  16. I love the look of this sauce! I’m betting my son would love this, he’s crazy for anything pomegranate. And hey momma could take a sipsy while drinking right?! πŸ˜‰

    Happy bloggy bday! I’m DYING to try that cherry vanilla!

  17. I’m going to bathe in these….just kidding!

    Pancakes? Waffles? Mugcakes? Really Heather, you’re gonna make me choose?

  18. Carolyn says:

    I’d add this to cottage cheese or Greek yogurt!

  19. Booze in all the foods! I’m loving this and I randomly have all the ingredients in my fridge. I need to make it now ’cause they’ll go bad while I’m in SF this week. I wonder if this freezes well? We’ll find out!

  20. Kaitlin says:

    I use stevia almost every day! Yogurt, pancakes, coffee, tea… the list could go on and on

  21. SB says:

    Cherry Vanilla sounds perfect for pancakes and yogurt!

  22. Susie says:

    The Cherry Vanilla would go straight into some greek yogurt for sureeeeee. And smoothies πŸ˜€

  23. Kaylin says:

    I’d use it in some yummy baked goods, and I also love adding booze to baked goods too. So perhaps I’d add both!

  24. Lindsey says:

    I love unnaturals in tea!!!

  25. Leah says:

    PANCAAAAAAAKES! Cherry vanilla pancakes sound divine. With healthy chocolate sauce. Oh my I’m drooling.

  26. Rosie says:

    I would probably mostly use it in pancakes or oatmeal!

  27. Lyric says:

    I think it would be delishhh in oatmeal and coffee!! Ive never seen flavoured stevia in my town!

  28. Emily says:

    Cherry Vanilla!! Holy yum that sounds amazing! I bet it would be good in oatmeal!

  29. You had me at boozy. πŸ™‚ This looks fabulous!

  30. Alison Gay says:

    Oh my goodness!!! NuNaturals as the giveaway? I’m dreaming, right…? I used to always be looking around and experimenting with different brands of stevia and they always tasted a little funny to me until I met NuNaturals. I have only ever used their packets so if I got these FLAVORED drops… oh man… I would be in heaven! I would create millions kinds of oatmeal (since, yanno, I’m a poor college kid with only a microwave in my dorm… oatmeal is all I can make) and jazz up my frothed milk that goes into my latte every morning!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      I thought the same thing about other brands of stevia…always a funny little aftertaste…so I was pleasantly surprised the first time I tried NuNaturals. The company is awesome and I plan on working with them again in the next couple of months…I’ll be sure to give ya a heads up on the next giveaway! πŸ˜‰ xoxo

  31. Wow, what am awesome giveaway! I would definitely use it in hot chocolate, pancakes, buckwheat bakes, overnight oats, etc., etc., etc. πŸ˜‰

  32. Jess says:

    I absolutely love NuNatural products and would love to try these flavors!

  33. I’d like to try the cherry vanilla in oatmeal. Yum!

  34. Ellyn says:

    I make a pretty good mug cake with the drops!

  35. Jada says:

    I still have yet to try NuNaturals!

    I’d use it in all the holiday baking I have planned πŸ™‚

  36. Alex says:

    I’d use it in my tea and baking!

  37. Leanne says:

    It would be great to win this! I’ve never tried liquid sweetener before! Crazy!

  38. Thank you for giving me an excuse to open a bottle of wine this week πŸ™‚

  39. Gabi says:

    This is genius! And perfect for the season too…already accepting the fact that alcohol will be running through my veins on the regular for the next month or so haha

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! Thank you, Gabi! And yeah, I’ve already been thinking about some ways to play around with egg nog too! πŸ˜‰

  40. Dolly says:

    I would use the Cherry Vanilla in oatmeal!! The rest I would have to play around with πŸ˜‰

  41. Love NuNaturals products! I’d have to say the peppermint is my favorite but I’d love the cherry vanilla!

  42. Yeah! Booze it up πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you took a tip from my boozy book! Mine turned out SO good too! Its almost like we ate Tgiving dinner together πŸ™‚

  43. Ana says:

    I would use in my green smoothies, in my green juices, and in my homemade coconut milk ice cream!! best way to start the new year to come!
    NuNaturals is the best stevia EVER!!

  44. Oooh I just discovered NuNaturals and am in love…please fuel my obsession:) I would totally add mine to my cottage cheese!


  45. Amy says:

    Your blog is so inspirational!
    Thank you so much for your posts and amazing recipes

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Awww, thank YOU, Amy!! It would be all for nothing without all my readers out there…especially the ones like you who make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside with comments like these! πŸ˜€

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thank you, Amy! Thank you SO much!! πŸ˜€

  46. I would use it to sweeten my tea, smoothies or oatmeal!

  47. says:

    I use it in my smoothies!

  48. Kat says:

    Funny story, my mom#2 actually works for Gallo Winery and she just sent me home with some goodies. A bottle of chocolate and berry red wine as well as a Red Velvet champagne. Now, Im not much of a drinker, but both those drinks have me drooling just at the name!!
    As for your recipe, Ive actually never made anything apart from Sangria with alcohol!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh I love cooking with wine! It lends so much more flavor than water or broth! And I’ve tried some of that chocolate wine. The one I had didn’t taste much like wine…more like a creamy liquor but it was fantastic added to my weekend mug of coffee…just sayin’! πŸ˜‰

  49. You should bottle me up some of that cranberry sauce and send it over immediately. πŸ™‚ I promise to eat it all and tell you about it. πŸ™‚ I love NuNaturals stevia in everything – oatmeal, protein pudding, desserts, you name it!

  50. Sarah Pie says:

    Cranberries, pomegranates, and WINE!? This sounds ahh-mazing and it’s making me sad that I don’t have any of the ingredients hanging out to make some. I may have to head to the store on a “study break” so I can whip this up.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Ohhh, I do hope you get a chance to make it! I’ve tried a lot of different recipes/combinations for cranberry sauce, but this one is by FAR the best one I’ve ever made! I actually plan on making another batch in the next couple of days since I’m down to my last couple of spoonfuls but stil have PLENTY of turkey to eat! πŸ˜‰

  51. kolya says:

    Wowza…double whammy! Great recipe and perfect place to use NuNaturals. I haven’t tried the tagatose or flavored ones though I was tempted at TJ’s last week. Not currently in the budget, sadly ):

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Aww, thank you so much, Kolya! I’ve never tried the kind from TJ’s…and really I don’t use plain stevia all that much since I don’t really have a sweet tooth, but if you can ever get your hands on some of the flavored liquids, they’re definitely worth it in my opinion! Great for pancakes and oatmeal or even yogurt bowls! πŸ™‚

  52. Sarah McLaughlin says:

    Oh this would be awesome! I would definitely try this cranberry sauce and use it in coffee and oatmeal!

  53. Molly C. says:

    I’d use the stevia in my coffee, oatmeal, baking, the opportunities are endless!

  54. JessW says:

    In tea/coffee and yogurt

  55. Jeanne says:

    I would use it in my oatmeal!

  56. i like to use it in my many dip creations! always adds a nice flavor with a little sweetness!

  57. Jen Lyle says:

    Yum yum! Cherry vanilla! Happy Birthday to KMB! πŸ™‚

  58. Yoojin says:

    i would use the stevia drops for pretty much everything, but particularly green smoothies! since i try to keep them minimal in fruit, the stevia drops (especially cherry vanilla) would be the perfect addition πŸ™‚

  59. Maria says:

    Pomegranate seeds in your cranberry sauce? Genius. Cranberries popping is hands down my favorite thing about Thanksgiving. Besides the eating of course.

    You know I don’t think I’ve ever tried NuNaturals and I’m pretty sure I have like 10 recipes bookmarked that call for them…so I NEED these.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Yeah, I’ve done the pom seeds before, but this one by FAR is the best I’ve ever made! So much so that I’m totally making another batch this weekend since I still have plenty of turkey leftovers to get through! πŸ˜‰

  60. Amry says:

    I would use it to make one of your pancake recipes of course!

  61. Melissa says:

    I’ve never used flavored stevia, so I’d love to try adding these flavored ones to pretty much everything. I sense some lemon banana oatmeal in my future if I get my hands on this…

  62. Ashley P says:

    I’d add this to my oatmeal!

  63. Kayla R says:

    I’ve never true NuNaturals so I would definitely have a field day.. Especially with flavors like these!!!
    I would start by attempting to make some exciting new pancake recipes as creative as the flavor combos the Pancake QUEEN.
    Then I would play with oatmeal, baked goods and all that other fun stuff πŸ˜€

  64. Katie says:

    Gosh I love your recipes!

    I would add it in EVERYTHING- esp oats and coffee!

  65. Ashley says:

    Cherry vanilla would be SO good in an almond milk latte!

  66. Cranberry sauce is my JAM! (hahaha see what I did there πŸ˜‰ ) But seriously I just made a double batch 3 days after thanksgiving because I ran out and we still had leftovers and ijustreallylikecranberrysauce. lovelovelove!!

    I would use the stevia in ooooohhh everything!?! I’m a huge fan of stevia -nunaturals is my favorite brand!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Ohhhh, I LIKE what you did there! πŸ˜‰ And I’ve been thinking of doing the very same thing since I’m now down to my last couple of spoonfuls but still have PLENTY of turkey to eat! There will most definitely be a round TWO! πŸ˜€

  67. Kaitlin says:

    My husband would find soo many uses for these stevias!!! With my gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, and now having to be on the candida diet long-term…as the awesome cook he is, he reinvents and reworks so many reicpes for me so that I never feel deprived or left-out. He even made me my own Thanksgiving where I could eat everything!

  68. Le says:

    Hm that with turkey might just be amazing.

  69. Caroline says:

    I’ve never tried it before, but think it would be especially good in tea, baked goods, and oatmeal!

  70. Abby says:

    I would use it in granola and other yummy baking recipes!

  71. Kayla says:

    Wow this recipe looks awesome! I never actually tried stevia before so I would love too! It would definitely be amazing in oatmeal!

  72. Cora says:

    To show how much I adore Stevia, I wrote a little poem.

    Eh hem..

    Ohhhh Stevia. You make my heart Heavy-a.
    Your sweetness so big and bottle so small,
    Have me dancing for joy, my taste buds and all.

    You help me each day by sending sweet love my way.
    In pancakes and cocoa, coffee and jam,
    Now cherry vanilla? I say, “hot damn!!”

  73. Oh this sounds good! I like the idea of adding Pom seeds and wine! I made a cranberry sauce with amaretto and oranges this year. I might have to try it with wine next time.

  74. Rebecca says:

    Pancakes or oatmeal! Breakfast is the best meal of the day πŸ˜‰

  75. Hannah says:

    I would love to use the cherry vanilla stevia to make a chocolate cake! Mhm, sounds like a delicious holiday treat..

  76. Kristen says:

    I would use the stevia in my baking and oatmeal! I loveeee stevia. It adds the perfect sweetness (:

  77. cranberry and pomegranate is probably a STELLAR combination!!!!

  78. Ruta says:

    I think it would be perfect to add to a simple mug cake.

  79. Nicole M. says:

    Most definitely in oatmeal and mug cakes! But that peppermint one would be fantastic for a homemade peppermint mocha! Yummy!

  80. Better yet ask what not to use NuNaturals in. Yogurt bowls and mug cakes are a great way for sure. And I know you just forget to add in the description that you’ll add a jar of your cranberry sauce to the winners’ packages ;).

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! I totally would if I knew it would travel decently! I swear, I’m down to like my last couple of spoonfuls and I’m hoarding it! Looks like I’ll be making some more this weekend! Why don’t you come over and help me eat it! πŸ˜‰

  81. Emily says:

    I’d use NuNaturals to bake holiday treats!

  82. So you had me at the addition of booze. The pomegranates and the orange zest didn’t hurt either.

  83. Booze, pomegranates and cranberries. Heather, you’re after my heart. Admit it. πŸ˜‰ Hell. Who needs the holidays to make this. I’ll whip some up next week. Happy Birthday KMB!!! <3

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      My thoughts exactly! I decided the other day that on my next trip to Costco, I’m totally stocking up on GINORMO bags of cranberries and stuffing them in my freezer! Lol

      Thanks for the birthday love, sweets! πŸ˜€

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  87. This sauce sounds amazing!!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thank you! It’s a family favorite. My mom actually JUST called me to make sure I was bringing it for Thanksgiving dinner! πŸ™‚

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