Traditional cranberry sauce

Suitable for vegetarians


Forget the jarred version and amaze your family by making your own delicious cranberry sauce! This is very simple to make and will give your Christmas dinner that little something special!


Ingredients - Serves 10 Adults

  • 120ml /4 fl oz. of port
  • 100g / 3½ fl oz. of dark brown sugar
  • 280g / 10 oz. of fresh cranberries
  • 250ml / 8 fl oz. of pure orange juice
  • Grated rind of one lemon
  • Grated rind of half an orange
  • 8 cloves

Method

  1. In a saucepan, boil the port and sugar together for a few minutes until the sugar dissolves
  2. Quickly reduce the heat to simmer, and stir in the cranberries and pure orange juice
  3. Cover and add in the cloves and the grated rinds, simmer for 30 minutes and keep a close eye on the mixture remembering to stir occasionally
  4. Simmer until about two-thirds of the cranberries have burst and the rest remain intact
  5. Take a spoon and taste a small amount to check it is not too tart, if so add more sugar to taste
  6. Remove from the heat to cool, and then serve. Keep any leftovers in a covered bowl in the fridge and use within 3 days

Serving Suggestions

Serve and enjoy with your Christmas dinner. This sauce can also be used in leftover turkey sandwiches!

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Traditional cranberry sauce

Serves

10 Adults

10 Adults

Preparation Time

5 Minutes

5 Minutes

Cooking Time

40 Minutes

40 Minutes

Cost

Medium

Medium

5-a-day

0.5 Of Your 5 A Day

0.5 Of Your 5 A Day

Utensils Needed

Saucepan, Wooden Spoon

SaucepanWooden Spoon
1/10 of the recipe contains
Energy
313kj
74kcal
4%
Fat
0.1g
0%
Saturates
0g
0%
Sugars
14g
16%
Salt
0g
0%
of an adult's reference intake
Nutrition Information
Typical ValuesPer 100gPer Portion (77g)
Energy407Kj 313Kj
96Kcal 74Kcal
Fat0.1g 0.1g
(of which saturates)0g 0g
Carbohydrate18.2g 14g
(of which sugars)18.2g 14g
Protein0.4g 0.3g
Salt0g 0g
Fibre1.8g 1.4g

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