Really simple cranberry sauce

Really simple cranberry sauce

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 8
Making your own sauce is really easy, and you can do it a few days ahead. Plus, this one uses only three ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal56
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0.01g
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Ingredients

  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 100ml orange juice, fresh or from a carton
  • 250g pack fresh or frozen cranberry
    Cranberries

    Cranberry

    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…

Method

  1. Tip the sugar and orange juice into a pan, then bring to the boil. Stir in the cranberries, then simmer until tender but still holding their shape – this will take about 5 mins if using frozen cranberries or 8-10 mins if using fresh. The sauce will thicken as it cools. Will keep in the fridge for 1 week. On the day, bring to room temperature before serving.

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JacquiMrsC
23rd Dec, 2016
Making again this year - so easy and delicious ... shop bought is awful compared to this lovely simple recipe
Hsw27
24th Dec, 2015
Just made a batch, added a pinch of mixed spice and a splash of port, delicious and really easy
kitchenvixen
23rd Dec, 2015
This is so quick and easy to make. I make it every year.
lindapalmer1
22nd Dec, 2015
5.05
Such a simple recipe and so much better than shop bought. Give it a go you won't be disappointed.
lindapalmer1
22nd Dec, 2015
5.05
Such a simple recipe and so much better than shop bought. Give it a go you won't be disappointed.
emsbentley
22nd Dec, 2015
Very simple to make and tastes delicious, particularly with the orange juice - not too sweet with a good punch. Made a batch and popped it in the freezer ready to defrost for Christmas Day.
ladyruskin
6th Jan, 2015
3.8
This was really easy to make and to adapt. I left it to cool with a star anise in it, so the flavour wasn't too strong. I also grated the rind of a satsuma into it! Unfortunately, it turns out that my in-laws aren't big cranberry sauce fans, so there was a lot left over. Will make it again if the opportunity arises though.
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katrinaridout
30th Dec, 2013
Wow! Sweet yet tangy aftertaste. I made this several days ahead and it was so worth the minimal effort. I thought cranberries would be expensive but they were only £2 for a large punnet in asda. I shall be making this again - good bye shop bought!!
lizleicester
29th Dec, 2013
Simple and delicious. Just what you need when there's lots to do.
samcneilly
9th Dec, 2013
I made this last Christmas - it was so easy and tasted so much better than shop bought. Quick to make which is great because you are so busy with everything else at Christmas! I will be making this every year!

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Zoellaella
21st Nov, 2016
How long will this last in Sterilised jars?
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goodfoodteam
28th Nov, 2016
Thanks for your question, still only a week I'm afraid as it is not a preserve. You can freeze it though. Do so on the day of making. Hope that helps!
peedge13
20th Nov, 2016
Also, if I added a dash of port would the alcohol help preserve this recipe for longer? Or added a slice of orange on the top? Fresh or dried? Think it maybe a trial and error of practice...
peedge13
20th Nov, 2016
I'd really like to make a batch and give jars to friends and family this Christmas. I have sterilised jars but was wondering if I used this recipe how long the cranberry sauce would keep for? Which method of storage is best? Thank you
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goodfoodteam
28th Nov, 2016
Thanks for your question. This recipe is not designed to last longer than a week. We'd suggest freezing it on day of making and then you can portion it up and give to friends in the week before Chistmas. Alternatively you could try one of our edible gifts if you need to give the presents sooner.
mellywelly81
13th Dec, 2014
Is there a recommended alternative to orange juice?
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goodfoodteam
15th Dec, 2014
Hi mellywelly81 thanks for your question - we haven't tried it in our kitchen with another type of juice but you could try a pomegranate juice, look for a 100% juice and not a juice drink. Let us know how you get on. 
lindapalmer1
27th Dec, 2016
5.05
The recipe freezes brilliantly.