Cranberry sauce

(119 ratings)
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  • Serves: 6-8

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  • Costs: Cheap as chips

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Make in advance

This cranberry sauce is deliciously rich and warming: just watch it disappear at the Christmas dinner table. There's also an easy step-by-step video to show you how to make your cranberry sauce

Fancy a lighter version? Leave out the cinnamon and add the grated zest of half an orange, and one peeled and finely chopped apple.


  • 450g (1lb) fresh or defrosted cranberries
  • 150ml (¼ pint) port
  • 100g (4oz) golden caster sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Juice of ½ orange


  1. To make the cranberry sauce, put all the ingredients in a saucepan along with 300ml (½ pint) water.
  2. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 mins until the cranberries are soft and have burst open.
  3. Store in a sealed jar until you need to use it and then enjoy on Christmas Day.

Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Charlotte Gunn

Thanks Maggieanne - glad you liked it!

Karen Georgina Weitzel

This recipe sounds so easy. How long do you think I could keep it in a sterilised jar?


really tasty recipe & so easy to make.


this was so easy to make but really delicious and impressive. will never buy sauce in a jar again.

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