This recipe comes to you courtesy of Spork Foods

Did you know that November 23rd is National Cranberry Day? Celebrate by stocking up on Setton Farm’s Pistachio Chewy Bites made with all natural dried cranberries.

About the Chefs

L.A.-based sisters and celebrity chefs, Heather Goldberg and Jenny Engel of Spork Foods are vegan chefs that own a Los Angeles-based gourmet cooking school. The culinary duo are also cookbook authors and work with some of Hollywood’s elite including Emily and Zooey Deschanel, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, Kristin Bauer van Straten and Alicia Silverstone.

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Pistachio Cranberry Sauce

Serves 6-8


  • 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*


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.

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.

Serve warm or allow to cool, then refrigerate sauce over night.

Pistachio cranberry sauce can be made up to 3 days ahead.

*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.

(C) Spork Foods, 2014

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