Orange cranberry sauce

    1 hour 25 min

    This recipe was graciously shared with me by a Jamaican friend many years ago. It makes a fabulous sauce, different from any other cranberry sauce I've ever tasted.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 675g (1 1/2 lb) fresh cranberries
    • 1 orange, zested
    • 3 cinnamon sticks
    • 450ml (16 fl oz) orange juice
    • 450g (16 oz) dark brown soft sugar

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. In a medium saucepan, combine cranberries, orange zest, cinnamon, orange juice and brown sugar. Add enough water to cover, and bring to the boil over high heat. Immediately reduce heat, and simmer for about 1 hour, or until the sauce has thickened. Taste for sweetness, and adjust with additional sugar if necessary. You cannot overcook, so continue cooking until you have a good thick consistency. Let mixture cool, then refrigerate in a covered container.

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    How long does this sauce keep in the fridge?  -  05 Nov 2009


    This was my first time making cranberry sauce from scratch. This turned out fabulous! It ended up cooking for about 2 hours, but well worth it. Won't be buying shop bought again...  -  24 Jul 2008


    You'll never buy cranberry sauce from a jar again.  -  24 Jul 2008