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Piquant Cranberry Sauce



  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 12 ounces cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Combine 1 cup water and brown sugar in heavy medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  2. Add cranberries. Simmer until berries burst, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in thyme, mustard and salt.
  5. Cool completely.
  6. (Can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)

Yields about 8 servings.

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