Our favourite cranberry sauce

Our favourite cranberry sauce


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About this recipe: This recipe was given to me by a friend of ours. It has been a Christmas lunch favourite for over ten years.


Serves: 16 

  • 375g (13 oz) fresh cranberries
  • 350ml (12 fl oz) water
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 5 whole allspice berries
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 400g (14 oz) caster sugar

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Place fresh cranberries and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Wrap cloves, allspice berries and cinnamon sticks in a spice bag or muslin. Place in the water with cranberries.
  3. Cook until cranberries begin to burst, about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in sugar and reduce heat to low. Continue cooking 5 minutes, or until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Discard spice bag. Chill in the refrigerator 8 hours, or overnight, before serving.

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Do you think this could be made in advance like a jam? I'd like to make a few jars for friends - 20 Oct 2012

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