The Best Cranberry and Port Sauce - Very Easy to Make

Seriously easy Cranberry sauce with port. This recipe makes enough for loads of people.

All you need is Cranberries, port, a saucepan and a few other bits and bobs and you'll have the best cranberry and port sauce ever!
Don't forget this can be made in the week before Christmas and stored in a sterilised jar in the fridge.  On Christmas day, just remove it from the fridge in the morning so it comes to room temperature before serving with the dinner.

To make a good amount you will need:
350g pack fresh cranberries - washed and drained
130g caster sugar
175ml port
4 inches of cinnamon stick 
finely grated zest and juice of half an orange 

How to do it:
Get a medium sized saucepan and throw in the cranberries along with the sugar.
Heat it up a bit then add the port, orange zest and juice along with the cinnamon stick.

Simmer gently, stirring now and then very carefully so you don't break off bits of cinnamon stick.
The cranberries will start to break open and release their lovely juice.

Once this happens keep simmering until it has reduced down a bit and the sauce looks glossy and a bit jammy.  remove the cinnamon stick and discard.  Have a taste to see if you need more sugar - although my guess is you won't need to add any more.


  1. Jan, luv the idea of adding some Port in the cranberry sauce. Have a Merry Christmas!

  2. I've just made a half batch of this (I only had 150 grams of cranberries!) so our Christmas dinner. Thank you for the lovely recipe, and wishing you all the best for Christmas and the New Year!


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