Best paired with Adam Puchta Situation Red
- 1 (10-oz.) package fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
- 1 cup Adam Puchta Situation Red
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 5 fresh sage leaves
- 3 fresh thyme sprigs
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/4 teaspoon table salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
- Assorted crackers
Stir together first 8 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 to 18 minutes or until about one-fourth of liquid remains. Remove from heat, and cool 20 minutes. Discard thyme sprigs, sage leaves, and cinnamon stick.
Place cream cheese on a serving platter. Spoon desired amount of cranberry mixture over cream cheese. Serve with crackers.
Also try as a topping on pound cake, ice cream or spoon over a softened log of goat cheese.