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Cranberry Sauce

Categories: Christmas, Entertaining, Quick to fix, Thanksgiving
Type: Side Dishes

A tangy sauce traditionally served with turkey

Prep Time: 5M

Cooking Time: 15M

Serves: makes about 2 cups


  • 12oz ( 336g) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup hearty red wine or port
  • grated zest of 1 orange
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
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  1. Bring the cranberries, shallot, brown sugar, wine, and orange zest and juice and to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring often to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring, for 10-12 minutes, or until all of the cranberries skins have burst. Let cool.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and serve chilled or at room temperature.
  • freeze for up to 2 months
  • Prepare ahead: Can be covered and refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
  • Good with grilled poultry and pork.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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