Adult Port Cranberry Sauce

Adult Port Cranberry Sauce -

We have the most amazing citrus cranberry sauce that is family friendly which is perfect on, well, almost anything really.  But we wanted to do something fun with wine, and came up with this Adult Port Cranberry Sauce.  Bazinga!

It's Canadian Thanksgiving!  My sister and brother-in-law are coming to visit!

Coming to visit where, you may be asking – if you remember that I am currently homeless, aka “home-ful“.  I have the greatest people in my life.  My friend Pam is lending us her place for a Thanksgiving weekend.

My sister, Devi, and I love cooking and creating together!  You may remember that she is the reason that I got into the paleo lifestyle in the first place.  To be honest, most of our family get-togethers are food-centric, regardless of anything else that is going on.  Or maybe that's just where my focus is, lol.  Here is the perfect example.  #foodlove

Oh!  And we get to go Halloween shopping together!  It's been forever!  My favorite!  What are your costume plans this year?  I imagine there are going to be a ton of Pennywise clowns from Stephen King's It this year.  Man, the remake is way creepier than the original, as good as that one was.  Anyway…

We're not planning on doing a full turkey this year – WHAT?!  I know.  Although Holley has me reconsidering this assuming we can find the perfect little bird today, the Friday of Thanksgiving.  We'll see.

Or… I might just be making not-so-paleo aged cheddar turkey grilled cheese sandwiches on real sourdough.  I'm so intrigued by real sourdough bread and how the bacteria involved break down many of the offending wheat proteins.

Regardless of what form of turkey we have this weekend, we will be enjoying it with our Adult Port Cranberry Sauce.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Adult Port Cranberry Sauce -

Adult Port Cranberry Sauce

  • Author: Raj
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups
  • Cuisine: holiday


  • 1/2 cup port
  • 4 cups cranberries
  • 1/8 maple syrup


Combine all 3 ingredients in a saucepan over high heat, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.  Cook until cranberries have popped.

Share with loved ones.  Er… serve with turkey and share with loved ones.  Yeah, that sounds better.


We used Okanagan Crush Pad's Narrative Fortified Wine (port), but you can experiment with different ports of course.

Adult Port Cranberry Sauce -

About the Author:

I’m trained as a pharmacist, but my passion lies in changing people’s mental and physical health through amazing food… and laughter. I’ll laugh at my own jokes even if you don’t. I love food. Lust may be a more appropriate word. Prepare to get your Paleo-induced drool-on!


  1. Tina T. November 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    A good cranberry sauce that’s paleo! That’s perfect!

    • Raj November 6, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      We’ve got two Tina

  2. Jean November 6, 2017 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    You had me at port!! Love how simple this recipe is. The color is beautiful!

  3. RecipestoNourish November 6, 2017 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    That’s a cool spin on cranberry sauce! I bet it has a lovely flavor.

  4. Renee Kohley November 8, 2017 at 7:25 am - Reply

    Oh gosh yes, this is just everything – love this change up! I’ll be trying it! Thanks!

    • Raj November 10, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      You’re so welcome! Enjoy Renee!

  5. Jo Romero November 8, 2017 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Love this! Going to pin this for our Christmas dinner. Can’t wait!

    • Raj November 10, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      Nice! What other paleo Christmas things do you have pinned?

  6. Irena Macri November 8, 2017 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    The addition of port is perfect. I love the simplicity here and an alternative to the canned cranberry jelly – yuck!

  7. RealNutritiousLiving November 10, 2017 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious! I plan to try it this holiday season for sure!

  8. thecastawaykitchen November 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    So rich! I love boozy sauces! yum!

  9. ChihYu November 13, 2017 at 4:37 am - Reply

    I recently got to make my own jam and had so much fun now I’m so into making different kinds of jams and sauce like cranberry by myself. Thanks for sharing. I’m going to make your recipe ! :))

    • Raj November 15, 2017 at 11:47 pm

      Let us know how it goes! I’d love to see a photo on Instagram!

  10. STACEY CRAWFORD November 19, 2017 at 8:48 am - Reply

    I love how simple yet creative your adult, boozy cranberry sauce is. I was a peacock for Halloween, as my best friend Said’s birthday is on Halloween and always has a large costume party.

    • Raj November 20, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      Wicked! Are there photos anywhere that we can see?

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