Spiked pineapple bourbon cranberry sauce is the perfect accompaniment to a brie and cranberry wreath. It’s also amazing with Thanksgiving turkey. Or try it with ham, chicken or whatever you like. Cranberry is the star flavour in this cranberry bourbon relish. The sweetness of pineapple, maple syrup and brown sugar contrasts with the tangy cranberry flavour and kick of bourbon. If you’re a cranberry fan, make this spiked cranberry sauce recipe!
As you would expect, making this cranberry sauce with bourbon and pineapple is pretty straightforward. If you can combine ingredients together you can make the perfect spiked pineapple bourbon cranberry sauce!
Can You Make a Spiked Cranberry Sauce Recipe Ahead?
You can make this ahead if you like. Just keep it in a covered container in the refrigerator and bring it back to room temperature before serving. Add the chopped nuts just before serving so they don’t soften.
Considering you just have to throw the ingredients together though, you might just want to make it when you need it. It takes about 2 minutes to put this cranberry sauce with bourbon and pineapple together.
Try this spiked cranberry sauce with this Pineapple Cranberry Brie Crescent Ring Appetizer.
Can I Make It Non-Alcoholic?
Swap the bourbon or whiskey for maple syrup if you don’t want to use alcohol. It won’t come out as a spiked pineapple bourbon cranberry sauce but it will still be delicious!
If you do want to use bourbon, you can use whatever kind is your favourite or whatever you have to hand. Any kind of whiskey would also be fine in a cranberry bourbon relish.
Health Benefits of Cranberries
Not only are cranberries delicious, offering a special combination of sweet and tart, but they are good for you too. Boasting high antioxidant and nutrient content, these berries have been linked to a lessened risk of UTIs, along with improved immune function, lower blood pressure and preventing some types of cancer.
Cranberries are wonderful in a spiked cranberry sauce recipe. They also feature in a cosmopolitan cocktail of course! Fresh cranberries are in season during the fall months, and they will keep for weeks in the refrigerator. These little red berries are also amazing in salads, muffins, cookies, apple cobbler, and many more recipes too, both sweet and savoury.
I love this cranberry sauce with bourbon and pineapple. In fact, I love everything with cranberries. They’re healthy, they’re yummy and they’re versatile! So if you’re curious about this spiked pineapple bourbon cranberry sauce, I’d say definitely make it. You will love the flavour and how easy it is to prepare.
Spiked Pineapple Bourbon Cranberry Sauce Recipe
Spiked Pineapple Bourbon Cranberry Sauce
- 1/2 Can cranberry sauce whole berry, 7 ounces
- 1/2 Can cranberry sauce jellied, 7 ounces
- 1/4 Cup maple syrup
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/4 Cup pineapple crushed
- 1 OZ bourbon or whiskey
- 5 Tablespoons pecans chopped, as garnish
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine cranberry sauce, jellied cranberry sauce, maple syrup, brown sugar, crushed pineapple, and whiskey.
- Whisk until smooth. Add to the bowl and store any extra in a mason jar or container.
- Top with chopped pecans.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
I’m sure you’ll also find all kinds of dishes this cranberry bourbon relish will complement. Try it with your favourite meat or enjoy it with a cheese platter. I love it with a cranberry brie wreath. The wreath, combined with this spiked pineapple bourbon cranberry sauce, gives you all the makings of a truly memorable appetizer.
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