Festive cranberry sauce recipe

1 Dec

There’s nothing better than a homemade cranberry preserve to serve alongside your turkey, cockerel, goose or whatever fowl you may have on your Christmas table. This would make a lovely Christmas gift for friends or family too.

Cranberry sauce

Here’s an easy recipe that I’ve adapted for the Thermomix. If you don’t have a Thermomix, all you have to do is bung it all in a saucepan. I don’t really know why people go out and BUY cranberry sauce. I bought my fresh cranberries at M&S, Waitrose also sell them, and you can find them at markets as well. Any white wine will do.

Makes about 1L of sauce


600g fresh cranberries
240ml or 210g white wine
240g caster sugar
zest of 1.5 oranges or 3 clementines (I used 1 orange and 1 clementine)


Put all of the above in your TMX bowl.
Cook at 100/20 minutes/reverse/stir speed/MC on
Taste to see if you want it sweeter. If you do, then add more sugar and put on as above for another couple of minutes.

If you are doing the saucepan version, this will probably take about 15-20 min as well, but you’ll need to stir every now and again to prevent it sticking at the bottom.

The cranberries after cooking in the TMX

Cranberries in TMX

Cranberries in TMX

Orange and clementine zest

Orange and clementine zest

Orange and clementine zest

The finished product:

Cranberry sauce

Cranberry sauce

cranberry sauce


3 Responses to “Festive cranberry sauce recipe”

  1. mawarre December 1, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    This looks fabulous. One question…being a southern hemisphere girl from Australia, I’ve never seen a clementine here. To substitute I guess I would use another citrus. Is clementine tangy or more sweet in flavour? I would use tangelo for tangy or mandarins for sweet. We always have cranberry relish with our ham at Christmas. I’ll try yours this year.

    • Sarah December 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm #

      Hi Mawarre,

      Since the cranberries are already very tart, I would go with the mandarin for a bit more sweetness. Clementines are pretty similar to mandarins but a little bit larger. If you were going to use mandarins I’d suggest using a minimum of three to get zest for this amount, but it’s all up to personal taste. Have fun and let me know how it turns out. It should be delicious with ham!


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