Pistachio Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Let’s celebrate National Cranberry Day with a delicious recipe!

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In celebration of National Cranberry Day (November 23) and the upcoming holiday season, I want to share this delicious Pistachio Cranberry Sauce recipe that is easy to make and perfect for Thanksgiving!

This picture and recipe is being shared with you courtesy of Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg of Spork Foods. The recipe is nutritious, gluten free, vegan, and something you will want to make all year long. To prepare the dish even faster, substitute the pistachios and dried cranberries with four Pistachio Chewy Bites

Pistachio Cranberry Sauce

Serves 6-8


3/4 cups water

1/2 cup packed organic brown sugar*

1 large cinnamon stick

10 oz fresh or frozen organic cranberries (2 1/2 cups)

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and zest of 1/2 lemon

Dash sea salt

1/4 cup Setton Farms roasted, shelled Pistachio Kernels (roughly chopped)*

2 tablespoons dried cranberries*


Heat a 2 quart sauce pot and add water and brown sugar. Bring to  simmer over medium heat and add cinnamon stick, fresh or frozen cranberries, lemon juice and zest, and sea salt.  Stir to incorporate all ingredients.

Simmer covered until berries burst and sauce thickens, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and add in diced pistachios and dried cranberries. Cook about 1-2 minutes uncovered and remove from heat. 

Serve warm or allow to cool, then refrigerate sauce over night.

Pistachio cranberry sauce can be made up to 3 days ahead.

*To make the dish faster, use 1/3 cup packed organic brown sugar and substitute pistachios and dried cranberries with four diced Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites.

(C) Spork Foods, 2014

Let me tell you a little about the chefs:

L.A.-based sisters and celebrity chefs, Heather Goldberg and Jenny Engel ofSpork Foods are vegan chefs that own a Los Angeles-based gourmet cooking school. The culinary duo are also cookbook authors and work with some of Hollywood’s elite including Emily and Zooey Deschanel, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, Kristin Bauer van Straten and Alicia Silverstone.


Disclosure: My Silly Little Gang didn’t receive any compensation for this post.

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