Christmas · christmas bakes

Cranberry Sauce

I love Cranberry Sauce, it is an essential part of the Christmas meal and no Christmas sandwich is complete without it – well for me anyway.
While there are some delicious shop bought varieties available, I like to make my own, it takes minutes and the finished result is ridiculously satisfying.
Cranberry Sauce
250g/9oz Fresh or frozen Cranberries
85g/3oz Demerara Sugar
100ml/3 ½ oz Pomegranate Juice
Grated zest of one orange or 2 clementines
½  teaspoon each Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Allspice
Place all of the ingredients in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, simmer until the berries start popping and turn into a runny sauce. Taste the sauce, if you find it a little bitter simply add more sugar.
Leave to cool before serving. Alternatively store in a sterilised jar in a cool dry place until ready for use. Once opened store in the fridge.

7 thoughts on “Cranberry Sauce

  1. I like the look of your cranberry sauce. I'm not into it myself but my Dad's is and since he is comming to xmas dinner I am going make some. I like the idea of making it ahead.How long does it keep for once opened.


  2. Thanks for the comment. The sauce should keep for a month or two, it would have a similar shelf life to jam as there is sugar in it. Now I have to admit, it's never quite lasted that long in my fridge as it's always used but it has been perfect for a couple of weeks 🙂


  3. I don't know why so many people buy storebought cranberry sauce, your have shown how simply it can be made at home, and even better luxurious – perfect for the Christmas table.


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