Appetizers & Entrées, Essensia, Fall, Winter

Holiday dinners wouldn’t be the same without cranberries at the table. Topped over turkey, desserts or eaten by the spoonful, cranberries are a seasonal favorite served in many households this time of year – including the Quady home! Our favorite cranberry sauce recipe – in the one and only Quady style – incorporates Essensia Orange Muscat into the mix for a delectable twist on this traditional dish. The easy recipe comes together in less than 20 minutes … the perfect amount of time to enjoy a glass of Essensia after adding a cup to the cranberries.

(Because dessert before dinner is always acceptable during the holidays.) 

Essensia Cranberry Sauce topped over turkey slices on a cutting board.

1 bottle of Essensia Orange Muscat (1 cup for the recipe, the rest for guests!)
1 bag of fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup of sugar


Combine the cranberries, Essensia and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries are tender and the sauce has thickened. (About 10 minutes.)

Pouring a glass of Essensia Dessert Wine with turkey slices, fruit and cranberry sauce in the foreground.

Dish up the orange muscat-enhanced cranberry sauce however you like, and don’t forget to pour a glass of Essensia to go with!

Quady Essensia Orange Muscat is a full-bodied, sweet wine made with Orange Muscat grapes. Its spicy, orange-apricot-pear flavors and aromas are the perfect complement to the tartness of cranberries for a fantastic interplay of flavors during your holiday meal. Essensia is also a fabulous dessert wine to sip alongside desserts and cheeses of all kinds. Bake with it, sip it, and enjoy the essence of orange muscat grapes embodied in this wine for a true treat in every sense.

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