Spicy Cranberry Sauce

Spicy Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is a classic part of the Christmas roast. Though distinctly a North American classic this is a wonderful accompaniment which cuts through the richness of the roasted meat and provides a lovely sweet, spicy zing.

Origin:North America
Serves: 6-8
Heat Rating: Mild
Preparation Time: 5mins + 1 hr to steep
Cooking Time: 20mins
Level of difficulty: Easy

Serves6-8 Origin North America
Preparation 5 min + 1 h Heat rating (Mild)
Cooking 20 min Ease (Easy)
Vegetarian Yes


4 Allspice
2 Cinnamon quills
4 Whole Cloves
1 Star Anise, organic
450g cranberries
approx 300ml red wine
200g sugar
Rind of 1 orange
Rind of 1 clementine


Wash and sort the cranberries making sure you get rid of any damaged ones.

Put the wine and spices into a large saucepan and heat gently (don't let it boil) for about 10mins. Remove from the heat and leave it to rest for about 1 hour to intensify the flavour.
Remove the rinds and spices then reheat, adding the sugar. Cook gently till the sugar has melted and the mixture is a little syrupy.

Add the cranberries and cook for about 10mins (or until the cranberries have all popped open).

Allow to cool and refrigerate until ready to use.

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