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Pistachio Cranberry Sauce

Pistachio Cranberry Sauce

Next week is Thanksgiving! In celebration for the upcoming holiday season, Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg of Spork Foods have created a delicious Pistachio Cranberry Sauce recipe that is easy to make and perfect for Thanksgiving!

This recipe is nutritious, gluten free, vegan, and something you will want to make all year long.

Pistachio Cranberry Sauce

  • 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*
  • Directions:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Serve warm or allow to cool, then refrigerate sauce over night.
  4. Pistachio cranberry sauce can be made up to 3 days ahead.
  5. *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.



  1. I love pistachio and cranberries but never thought to put them together. I would love to make this recipe for an upcoming event

  2. I absolutely love cranberry sauce and pistachios but I never thought to add the two together! This is amazing. I’d love to try it.

  3. I love Cranberry Sauce and would eat it anytime or anywhere.This look so good.

  4. Pistachio Cranberry Sauce! Look delicious! Wow~ my son love it so much.

  5. Might have to make this at Christmas for when the in-laws stay over, looks delicious!

  6. Cranberry is always good as it is and I mean this Pistachio Cranberry Sauce is so delicious. Thanks for sharing

  7. Awesome, this looks so delicious, I’ve saved and will surely try your recipe. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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