Pomegranate-Cranberry Sauce

Our nutrient- and flavor-rich version of the holiday classic

by - Posted on Oct 29, 2010

Side dish: Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce

Some scholars believe the pomegranate was the fruit of the tree of life. Jewish tradition holds that its seeds match the number of mitzvot, or good deeds, in the Torah.

Recent studies link pomegranate juice to lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol and blood pressure. Wish your loved ones healthy holidays with this dish, rich in meaning and antioxidants.


2 c. 100% pomegranate juice zest of 1 orange
1 c. sugar One 11-oz. can of mandarin oranges, rinsed and drained
1 12-oz. bag (about 3 cups) fresh or frozen cranberries ½  c. pomegranate seeds (optional)


1. Bring pomegranate juice and sugar to a boil.

2. Add cranberries and simmer, stirring occasionally, until berries just pop, 10–12 minutes.

3. Stir in zest, orange segments and pomegranate seeds, if using.

4. Chill for 24 hours.

5. Serve with turkey or chicken.

Chef de Cuisine and registered dietitian Kyle Shadix knows good food. He's a Culinary Institute of America graduate and has an M.S. in nutrition.

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