Cranberry sauce recipe

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6 - 8






20 min

Cranberry sauce is an essential condiment for most roast dinners and homemade cranberry sauce is even more delicious.

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Cranberry sauce is a classic addition to a roast that can be used all year round and for a variation of dishes. Most traditionally used at Christmas as a sauce for turkey, cranberry sauce can be bought in the shops but, like most things, homemade cranberry sauce tastes so much better. The good news is that homemade cranberry sauce is actually really easy to make. Just follow our recipe for how to make cranberry sauce at home below. For this cranberry sauce 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.


  • 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.

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