Cranberry sauce


I love going home to spend the festive season with my family and my mother does such a fab job of feeding our huge family with goose, turkey and all the trimmings. She even makes us non alcoholic Christmas pudding! I think this is above and beyond amazing and am glad I can contribute albeit a small offering by making cranberry sauce. I’ve made it my annual tradition.
If you have never made cranberry sauce you have to give it a try it beats shop brought by a mile and fills your home with a wonderful smell and a satisfying sound of popping cranberries.


1kg fresh washed cranberries
400ml orange juice
Zest of 2 oranges
1 pinch All spice
1 pinch Ground cinnamon
1 pinch Ground ginger
250g soft brown sugar
Approx 3 Jam jars, sterilised

Measure the juice of the two oranges and top up with orange juice to make 400ml. Add the spices and zest and simmer till you have reduced the liquid to about a half.
Tip in your cranberries and simmer till they start popping and the mixture becomes jam like. Add your sugar and simmer for 10 minutes. Test for sweetness and add more sugar if required.
Poor hot into hot sterilised jars and seal straight away.


2 thoughts on “Cranberry sauce

  1. Wow, Sarah, this looks and sounds delicious. I can almost smell and taste Christmas now.
    Merry Christmas to you all and have a magical visit home xxx

  2. This recipe is DELICIOUS! I think it has a really nice balance between sweetness and the tanginess of the oj and cranberries. My favourite part is that the flavour of the cranberries is uncompromised, unlike the store bought sauces. Recommend this to anyone 🙂

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