RECIPE: Cranberry & Orange Sauce

cranberry and orange sauce


Cranberry and orange sauce is a fruity Christmas classic that pairs with anything from roast turkey, to ham, to a nut roast and spices up a Boxing Day feast of cold meat and pickles.


250g/8 ozs cranberries
125g/4 ozs sugar
125ml/4 ozs water
Juice of an orange
Rind of on orange
Grand Marnier or Cointreau to taste if desired


1. Place the cranberries, water, orange juice and orange rind in a saucepan and cook until tender.
2. Add the sugar to the softened cranberries.
3. Cook for a minute or two until the sugar is dissolved and the liquid has evaporated, leaving a sauce of a light dropping consistency.
4. To make a more jam-like sauce, use a potato masher to squash the cranberries so that the sauce becomes denser.
5. Remove from heat and place in a serving dish or sterilised glass jar if the sauce is to be kept for a while. We always keep our cranberry sauce refrigerated or even frozen if to be kept for a long time.
6. If desired, orange flavoured liqueur can be added to the sauce towards the end.

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