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Christmas Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Delicious Christmas Cranberry Sauce for your Christmas dinner & desserts!

I can’t believe how quickly Christmas has snuck up on me this year. I still haven’t finished buying presents but at-least I’m starting to plan and prepare my food. Cranberry sauce is an absolute staple for me at Christmas and here is a delicious 5 ingredient recipe for a sweet cranberry sauce, perfect for your mains or even adding into your desserts – from yogurt and ice-cream to a cheeky topping for cakes. Plus, as a bonus – this cranberry sauce can be made up to a week in advance and kept in the fridge AND it’s super super simple

Makes:  Approx 1 Cup

Preparing Time:  ~15 minutes


cranberry sauce orange pomegranate sugar honey

  • 300g Cranberries
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar (or normal sugar)
  • 1 Large Orange, Zest and juice
  • Pomegranate , seeds or juice
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon


  1.  Begin by preparing your fruit – deseed a pomegranate ( Tip* If you do this in a bowl of water, then it can be easier to pull out the seeds) and prepare the zest and juice of one large orange.
  2. To make, simply add all ingredients to a saucepan over medium heat ( Note* when using the whole seeds there will be a little bit of a crunch to your sauce. Alternatively you can use the juice from the seeds only for a smoother consistency).
    cranberry sauce orange pomegranate sugar honey
  3.  Simmer in the pan for around 10 minutes till cranberries have burst and mixture is thickening and bubbling. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.
    cranberry sauce orange pomegranate sugar honey
  4. Transfer to a glass jar and leave to cool before transferring to the fridge. This cranberry sauce can be kept in the fridge for a week and can be used with your Christmas main or desserts. Enjoy!

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  1. That sounds delicious. I have always done mine with apple juice. But I will have to try this version.


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