Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is unbelievably easy to make and is a lovely gift idea for Christmas. In my house there can never be enough cranberry sauce over Christmas to go with dinner, leftovers and sandwiches. I am even going to make some lovely sticky cranberry sausages for friends I have coming over tomorrow.

All you need is:

340 g  fresh or frozen cranberries
250 ml water
200g sugar

In a large pot, bring the water and sugar to the boil and stir to make sure the sugar has dissolved. 

Add the cranberries and return to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 10 minutes. You could add orange zest, mixed spice or even some cinnamon at this point if you'd like.

If you would like to have a more jelly like consistency to the sauce, strain the sauce before cooling by pouring the sauce through a sieve into another pot. Using a spatula or the back of a wooden spoon, squish the cranberries to remove all the juice and as much of the pulp as possible that will push through the sieve. Continue this until no more juice can be extracted. 

Leave to the side and when cool transfer to jars.

1 comment:

  1. You can also replace the water in this recipe with orange juice and add some port and you've got another amazing tangy cranberry sauce!Yum!