Christmas Menu- part 4; Cranberry Sauce

If you haven’t already done so, today is a good day to make your cranberry sauce. It is really easy, and it tastes better than the gelatinous goo you get from a jar.

Really Simple Cranberry Sauce

  • Skill level: beginner
  • Preparation time: 5 mins
  • Cooking time: 10 mins


  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 100ml orange juice , fresh or from a carton
  • 250g pack fresh or frozen cranberries

Preparation Method

Tip the sugar and orange juice into a pan, then bring to the boil. Stir in the cranberries, then simmer until tender but still holding their shape – this will take about 5 mins if using fresh cranberries or 8-10 mins if using frozen. The sauce will thicken as it cools. Will keep in the fridge for 1 week. On the day, bring to room temperature before serving.

Tip: dissolve the sugar in the orange juice before boiling, this will prevent the sugar from crystallizing in the orange juice.

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