This Watermelon Cranberry Sauce switches the holiday classic up a bit. I’m using fresh cranberries and watermelon sweetened with sugar. Vanilla extract, maple syrup and a lemon round out the flavors. A dash of cinnamon brings it all together. Let me show you how to make this!
How to make the Watermelon Cranberry Sauce
The cranberries take a bit of preparation, so you’ll want to add the sugar, vanilla, lemon juice and zest to a skillet over medium low heat until it simmers. Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries are tender. This should take about 20 minutes.
Reduce the heat and add maple syrup.
Add a sprinkling of cinnamon. Cook on low for just another few minutes to bring the flavors together. Remove from the heat.
Allow the cranberry mixture to cool for about 10 minutes, then add the watermelon and vanilla extract.
I like to serve this cold, but you could also serve warm. It’s really delicious! I hope you give it a try.
Adding watermelon is a great way to switch up that old holiday classic. I think you’re guests will love it!
Did you make my Watermelon Cranberry Sauce? Leave me a comment below and let me know what you thought!
- Approximately 20 minutes
- Large non stick skillet
- 1 c Watermelon, cubed
- 1 c Cranberries
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Juice and Zest of 1/2 Lemon
- 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
- Sprinkling of Cinnamon
- In a skillet over medium low heat, add the cranberries, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice (and zest) until it simmers. Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries are tender. About 20 minutes.
- Reduce the heat and add maple syrup and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Cook for just a few minutes more to allow the flavors to come together.
- Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes or so, then add the vanilla and watermelon.
- Serve either warm or cold.