Cranberry & red wine sauce

Cranberry & red wine sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

Keep this Christmas-spiced cranberry sauce in the fridge for up to a week before the big day

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
77
protein
0g
carbs
15g
fat
0g
saturates
0g
fibre
2g
sugar
15g
salt
0.01g

Ingredients

  • 400ml red wine
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 500g fresh or frozen cranberries

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Method

Put the wine, sugar, cloves, star anise and cinnamon stick into a large, shallow pan. Bring to a simmer and cook until the liquid has reduced by half. Add the cranberries and cook for 5 mins or until the cranberries burst and start to look jammy. Set aside to cool. Can be frozen or spoon into a jar and keep in the fridge for up to a week.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2010

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inkypink's picture
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This was delicious, the spices really make this special.

susannahgrammar's picture
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Fabulous! This was part of my first ever full traditional Christmas lunch, and my favourite thing on the table, as it had the perfect combination of spice and bitter/sour from the cranberries. I don't like my cranberry sauce too sweet so this was perfect. I reduced the recipe, as we are only two, but otherwise did not change a thing and found it incredibly easy to prepare. I made it two days in advance and kept covered in the fridge.

annettelynn1974's picture
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Delicious! Although, I did add my own touch. I added a nice splash of Muscat (or Port wine) -- to sweeten the red wine-- a couple teaspoons of marmalade, and I had to replace the star anise (because I didn't have any) with a cardamom seed. Oh, and I used powdered sugar. It's going in my holiday binder. It makes the house smell like Christmas! Yum, yum.

getbuzylivin's picture
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It was okay....not sure I'd rush to make this again though

3kahunas's picture

my favourite cranberry sauce so far! although had to add more sugar as way too bitter but i suppose it depends on the cranberries so my advice would be add to taste. I also added the juice of half a lemon and half an orange just because its christmas!

artybeth's picture

This recipe's flavors didn't appeal to our American tastes. Maybe it was the star anise??? Anyway, we felt it had an odd after-taste and we wouldn't make it again. The Beef Wellington we did with it however, was outstanding.

helenmills84's picture
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This makes a very large quantity so have halved mine and frozen it (half fills one cereal bowl!). Very nice flavours but think I may up the sweetness by adding a bit more sugar next time. Works out quite expensive to make in this quantity but looks so pretty when the cranberries first go into the pan!

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