Cranberry sauce

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Serves: 12

By Emmasophie



  • 100g sugar

  • 1 orange juiced and zested

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 225ml port

  • 500g cranberries


  1. Sterilise a jar and lid by washing in the dishwasher.
  2. Place cranberries over a high heat in a non-stick pan. Add the sugar and stir for a minute to allow it to begin to caramelise.
  3. Add zest and juice of an orange and mix to begin to dissolve sugar.
  4. Add port and cinnamon stick and reduce heat to simmer.
  5. Simmer for approx 10 minutes until cranberries begin to break up. Remove cinnamon stick. It should resemble sauce with some whole soft cranberries ie not total mush.
  6. Taste for sweetness as some cranberries are more tart than others - if required add another spoonful of sugar then taste. Repeat until desired sweetness is achieved.
  7. Put the sauce in the clean jar and store in the fridge until ready to serve with roast chicken or turkey.

Handy Hint

Also good served as sandwiches on a crusty baguette - cranberry bacon and brie for a festive brunch.

Additional Information

  • sauce

  • Make Ahead

  • Christmas

  • Vegetarian

  • Nut Free

  • Gluten Free

  • Egg Free

  • Dairy Free

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  • Emmasophie 29/12/09 23:40

    Lovely festive smells as it cooks and my family of taste testers have bought expensive jars which they have dumped in favour of mine!