To start, get a bag of cranberries (fresh or frozen) and make whole berry cranberry sauce according to the package directions. While that is cooking, dice up a purple onion (does anyone know why they call them red onions?) and saute in a little vegetable oil until translucent.
Take 1 - 3 chipotles in Adobo sauce, mince them up and add them to the cranberries, sauce and all. You can find these in your Hispanic Foods section at the grocery. These are pretty spicy, so start with 1 if you like something very mild. You may also add a little more of the adobo sauce from the can. Stir in the sauteed onion and taste for seasoning. Let this reduce over low heat until it is thick and spreadable. I sometimes add a little orange juice to thin it out if it gets too thick. The flavor of orange goes so well with cranberry. Wait until the spread has thickened and cooled a bit before adding any salt and pepper, and start with 1/4 teaspoon of each and taste.
I know you will enjoy this spread.
Have a great evening,