Cranberry sauce is an essential condiment for most roast dinners and this homemade version is deliciously tart and sweet.
Cranberry sauce is a classic addition to a roast that can be used all year round. As with most things, homemade cranberry sauce tastes so much better than the shop-bought version. And the good news is that it's actually really easy to make. For this recipe, you simply need to simmer the 5 ingredients together until the sauce is thick and sticky. Too good to save just for Christmas, this cranberry sauce recipe is also delicious used in a pie, pastry or sandwich. Love a good sauce with your meat? We've got loads more delicious sauce recipes right here.
- 450g (1lb) fresh or defrosted cranberries
- 150ml (¼ pint) port
- 100g (4oz) golden caster sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Juice of ½ orange
To make the cranberry sauce, put all the ingredients in a saucepan along with 300ml (½ pint) water.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 mins until the cranberries are soft and have burst open.
Store in a sealed jar until you need to use it and then enjoy on Christmas Day.
Top tip for making 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.