Cranberry Sauce

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Fruity, zesty and slightly sweet, my cranberry sauce recipe packs a punch without overloading on the sugar as it’s refined sugar-free. With only four ingredients it’s incredibly quick and easy to make, so why not give it a try this year? And while it goes beautifully with my pecan and sage stuffing, it’s also a versatile and tangy addition to lots of other dishes: think chestnut soup, smoothies or even brownies!

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A four-ingredient, quick to make cranberry sauce that has all the zing of your favourite version without the refined sugar.
Recipe type: Dips, Condiments, Preserves
Cuisine: 30 minutes or less, Vegan, Gluten Free
Serves: 4
  • 150g frozen cranberries
  • 1 orange, juice and zest (unwaxed)
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 100ml water
  1. Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and simmer on a moderate heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up the cranberries. The sauce should reach a jam-like consistency.
  2. Leave to cool and transfer to a sterilised, airtight container.
  3. Keeps in the fridge for at least a week.
Adjust the amounts of orange juice and maple syrup according to your personal taste – I like my cranberry sauce to be zingy!

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  1. Delicious. I love cranberry sauce. And then try peanut butter and cranberry sauce sandwiches… seriously good and IMO better than the classic American PB&J.