Cranberry and brandy sauce

    1 hour 5 min

    Fresh cranberries are baked slowly with sugar and then topped with brandy before serving. A great addition to the Christmas table.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 450g (16 oz) fresh cranberries
    • 400g (14 oz) caster sugar
    • 5 tablespoons brandy

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas mark 2.
    2. In a baking dish, mix the cranberries and sugar.
    3. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, stirring often. Mix in the brandy to serve.


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    Great recipe, I've made this sauce for nearly 20 years as soon as I find the berries in the market. Packed into sterile jars, it's great to share during the upcoming holidays. Be sure to cover, the heavier the pan - the better, and I add chopped navel orange peel, which candies somewhat. The brandy should be added when it's hot and just finished baking. Don't stir, just pour over the top. The alcohol evaporates off and the berries plump up with the syrup from the liquid. Don't double the recipe, make it twice. Enjoy & share!  -  19 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe was easy to make and it tasted great. Since I'm not a big fan of alcohol(and I had kids over for dinner and didn't want to get them buzz), I used 1/3 cup of apple juice and 1 tablespoon of brandy and it turned out just right  -  14 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Homerun!!! This recipe is YUMMY and EASY!!! Everytime I take it somewhere, people ask for the recipe. I made this sauce as well as the brandied orange cranberry sauce from and this one was the overwhelming favorite....and so much easier to make. This will be my standard cranberry sauce from now on.  -  09 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)