Cranberry Sauce

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Traditionally served at Christmas, cranberry sauce is more of a jam than a pouring sauce. It has a sharp, slightly sour taste that helps to cut through the fattiness of roast meat.


Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: N/A
Serves: 4 - 5


  1. Measure out all the ingredients and wash the cranberries. the ingredients
  2. Put the orange juice and the sugar into a pan over a medium heat. Stir it until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture has come to the boil.
  3. Put the cranberries into the pan. cranberries in the pan
  4. Cook the cranberries for 5 minutes until they have strated to break down and become mushy. the cooked cranberries
  5. Take the pan off the heat and tip the cranberry sauce into a bowl to cool. When the sauce has reached room temperature, put it into the fridge until it is needed.
  6. Serve. the finished sauce
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Useful Information

Can it be frozen? Yes.
Can it be prepared in advance? Yes, it can be finished up to 1 day in advance.
Will leftovers be nice? Yes, for up to 1 day.


- Cranberry sauce is traditionally served with the roast turkey at Christmas but it goes equally well with other roast birds such as pheasant, guinea fowl or partridge... or chicken.

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