Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce

    8 hours 35 min

    Homemade cranberry sauce will always beat the store-bought varieties. This recipe is a new twist on the classic cranberry sauce - pomegranate seeds are added. Serve with roast chicken or turkey for Sunday lunch or Christmas dinner.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 350g fresh cranberries, rinsed and sorted
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 250ml orange juice
    • 1 teaspoon orange zest
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 2 cinnamon sticks
    • 1 pomegranate, peeled and seeds separated

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:8hr chilling  ›  Ready in:8hr35min 

    1. Mix the cranberries, sugar, orange juice, orange zest, ground cloves and cinnamon sticks together in a saucepan. Bring to the boil. Lower heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and cool.
    2. Stir the pomegranate seeds into the cranberry mixture and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight. Remove the cinnamon sticks before serving.

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    *This year I subbed POM juice for the OJ, took out the cloves & pomegranate seeds and added a chopped mango. In my 2nd batch I did the same but used a small can of manderin oranges instead of mango. yum!* Sorry this didn't work out for you Rachel. Yes, the poms are an acquired taste, I've been eating them for over 30's only now that they are getting popular. This recipe is MEANT to be quite spicy & you made it correctly. As per your suggestion, to make it moe "palatable" for your desired taste, removing the poms/spices, etc., what you find is the original recipe found on the back of just about any bag of fresh cranberries. Maybe you can start from there, then create something more to your liking. Use your imagination! That's where most fun recipes come from..."basic" guidelines plus your own "special touch". 11/6/10 A friend of mine just emailed me and gave me her version of my basic recipe! I haven't tried it yet, but I will! She substituted lt. brown sugar for the white sugar and 1 cup of peeled fresh FIGS, sliced in place of the poms. I just made a batch of this sauce for dinner tonight and tried it with apple cider in place of the OJ and 1 cup of chopped apples and pears. Oh my! Delish! This is basically a "do what you want to it" type of recipe. As long as the sugar and liquid stay the same as far as amts., it keeps it's consistancy. I would LOVE to hear how anyone else changes this up. Cooking is ALL about creativity and new ideas!  -  14 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Healthful choice with the added texture of pomegranate seeds is a fantastic holiday "cranberry sauce". My family raved and I've made it just because. I made the recipe just as is.  -  07 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The cinnamon was very overpowering, but I was able to fix it with some lime juice and added lime slices to garnish (see photo) and it turned out splendidly. It was the first dish to run out at Thanksgiving - and a made a double batch! My spouse even licked the bowl clean - after the guests departed, of course :-)  -  04 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)