Cranberry sauce recipe

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serves: 6 - 8
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Cooking: 20 min
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  • 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.

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    • 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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