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How to Make Napa Valley Cherry Cabernet Caramel + Video

I am pleased to present a recipe for How to Make Napa Valley Cherry Cabernet Caramel, which I find to be unbelievably delicious.

How to Make Napa Valley Cherry Cabernet Caramel - cookingwithkimberly.comThe caramel drizzle sauce is made using a cherry cabernet vinegar, which lends an intense cherry flavor and is a nice combination to the grilled fruit.

The beautiful grill marks are something to behold on this brightly colored orange melon & citrus.

Napa Valley Cherry Cabernet Caramel:

How to Grill Orange & Cantaloupe with Napa Valley Cherry Cabernet Caramel - cookingwithkimberly.comOn this night, I used this caramel on Grilled Cantaloupe Slices & Orange Segments.

The Cherry Cabernet Vinegar incorporated into the drizzle, is from Napa Valley Vinegar Co. by Wine Country Kitchens in California, who make a fantastic line of flavored vinegars using fine wines with pure flavors to create their vinegars, which I have had the privilege of using.

Type: Sauce Recipe

Prep Time: 6 min
Grill Time: 6 – 8 min
Yield: 3/4 – 1 cup

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:


  • Web Chef Review: Napa Valley Vinegar Co. Cherry Cabernet Vinegar - cookingwithkimberly.com1/3 – 1/2 cup cherry cabernet vinegar – I used Napa Valley Vinegar Co. Cherry Cabernet Vinegar.
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp butter


  1. Calphalon 5qt Nonstick Simply Traditional Saute Pan - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comPour Napa Valley Cherry Cabernet Vinegar into a saute pan and place on medium heat to cook and reduce the vinegar by half. When you can pull a spatula through the reduction and it will hold a line, you are ready to continue.
  2. Whisk into the vinegar reduction, brown sugar and water, so it is thoroughly mixed. Allow the mixture to heat up and cook, on medium heat, without stirring.
    • Kitchen Collection Two-Toned Silicone Brushes - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comTip: If sugar crystals form on the sides of the pan, just brush them back into the mixture using a wet basting brush.
  3. When the caramel mixture has thickened sufficiently, remove from heat and stir in the butter to form a glossy caramel sauce.
    • While the caramel is cooking, place orange segments and cantaloupe slices on a hot grill, allowing grill marks to form on both sides of the fruits.
    • Transfer fruit from grill to a serving tray.
  4. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the grilled fruit and serve. Bring a small dish of the remaining caramel sauce to the table for those diners who want more caramel sauce on their fruit.

This delicious Cherry Cabernet Carmel would also be great drizzled on raw fruit, French toast, desserts, waffles, ice cream or yogurt or shortbread cookies.

This sauce is so sweet and mouthwatering that one is tempted to eat it by the spoonful.

Wine Country Kitchens: winecountrykitchens.comThis show is brought to you by Wine Country Kitchens – They bring the Napa Valley…to your table!

I would recommend you make this recipe for Napa Valley Cherry Cabernet Caramel to see for yourself how versatile this recipe is, and how much your family and guests enjoy it.

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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  1. How to Cook Grilled Orange & Cantaloupe with Napa Valley Cherry Cabernet Caramel | The 'How to Cook' Blog – Cooking with Kimberly - […] the grilled fruit with the Napa Valley Cherry Cabernet Caramel (recipe below), and serve. Pour any remaining caramel sauce…

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