Cranberry sauce

Cranberry sauce

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Prep: 5 mins - 15 mins Cook: 7 mins


If you're planning a turkey centrepiece, you'll want to learn how to make perfect cranberry sauce - here's how

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal75
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre1g
  • protein0g
  • salt0.01g
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  • 2 clementines



    The smallest and sweetest variety of tangerine is sweet and tangy, contains no seeds and is…

  • 200g cranberries


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

  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 6 tbsp port


  1. Squeeze 1 clementine and put the juice in a pan with the cranberries, sugar and port. Cook for 5 mins until the cranberries start to soften and burst. Tear the other clementine into segments (remove the membrane if you have time) and cook along with the cranberries for 2 mins more. Store in fridge, or freezer for up to 2 months.

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kieron f's picture
kieron f
22nd Dec, 2019
Excellent recipe, everyone commented on how good this was!
stelaholder's picture
20th Dec, 2015
Great easy recipe
5th Dec, 2015
Delicious and easy recipe. I added a pinch of Mixed Spice too.
25th Nov, 2015
A few weeks ago, early November, emptying out the freezer, I came upon a pot of last year's cranberry sauce. It was still really nice, so it clearly keeps virtually a least!
9th Jan, 2014
I forgot to say, I added a star anise, also I didn't have clementines so used mandarins. I froze it for a couple of weeks beforehand and it was still fab!
9th Jan, 2014
We loved this, it is far superior to the stuff in the jar. I would not buy the other again.
25th Oct, 2013
I've tried almost every type of cranberry sauce and this is by far my favourite. I've always made it fresh, 2 days in advance but in an effort to be super-organized this year, I'm going to make it ahead and freeze it in. Fingers crossed it remains as delicious after a few weeks in the freezer. ..
3rd Jan, 2013
I made this on Xmas eve and it was delicious with our turkey. Very easy to make, it had the perfect blend of sweet and sharp. It was great with cheese too on Boxing Day. A keeper!
26th Dec, 2012
I made it to go with CHRISTMAS dinner. It went beautifully with both the turkey and the nut roast for the vegetarians. I did put in the juice of two clementines by mistake but it worked very well indeed.
james888's picture
26th Dec, 2012
Made this in advance on Christmas Eve for dinner on Christmas Day. It was lovely, I added two tablespoons of red currant jelly. Would certainly make it again. Don't think I would buy another jar of cranberry sauce, its so easy to make.


13th Dec, 2014
Is there a recommended alternative to the clementines which isn't orange based?
goodfoodteam's picture
15th Dec, 2014
Hi mellywelly81 we haven't tested this recipe without the clementines so can't guarantee perfect results but you could try adding an extra 2 tbsp of port and either a splash of some pressed apple juice or some pomegranate juice (choose pressed or 100% juices not those labeled "juice drink" for a recipe like this). Let us know how you get on. 
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