12 oz. fresh or frozen cranberries (about 3 cups)
2/3 cup of red wine (mulled wine optional)
2/3 cup sugar
3 tbsp. orange juice
1/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
2 tsp. grated orange zest
Place cranberries, wine, sugar, orange juice and ginger into a large sauce pan. Stir over medium-high heat until all sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to low so that mixture just simmers. Cook 10 to 15 minutes until cranberries burst and the sauce has thickened slightly. Stir in orange zest. Serve at room temperature.
Refrigerate if not using immediately.
Recipe makes about 2 and 1/4 cups.