Recipe For Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is created when you boil cranberries in a sugar syrup until they pop and burst in the pan. Originating in Europe and Britain I am quite sure that the traditional Christmas cranberry sauce was transplanted, along with the plants, to America as a reminder of what once was home. Head straight on to the recipe ♥

I woke up on Christmas eve with a plan of action beginning with working on my laptop. As we only have HSDPA at home I decided to work until 9am. I took my coffee with me to my desk and did what I could upstairs while I waited for the internet to catch up with me. At 9am I got ready to shower and as I turned the water on, it turned off. So I put on my costume, had a swim and collected water from the tap at the bottom of the garden. This became my regular walk for the day, from the kitchen to the bottom of the property. As we live at the foot of a mountain, the gravity pushes water through the pipe, to our tap. I boiled the kettle endlessly to keep my hands clean while I cooked the turkey for our Christmas lunch. In between all of this I made dessert for Christmas eve dinner, rushed down to the shops for tin foil, flowers and cleaning wipes. I cleaned the guest bathroom as best as I could for our house guests and left for the airport to fetch my parents without having showered. Thankfully by the time we got back, the water was on and I could run the dishwasher. I set the washing machine to run at 7am Christmas morning and could finally wash my hands under running water. It’s amazing how we take this for granted when so many people around the world live without this luxury. To go with the turkey I served the cranberry sauce I made as part of my Ball® review. It’s thick and sticky and went perfectly well with the meal.

Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Sauce


5.0 from 4 reviews
Cranberry Sauce
 
This cranberry sauce can be served with your traditional turkey meal, no matter what time of the year you enjoy it
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Ingredients
  • 205g sugar
  • 250mls water
  • 250g frozen cranberries
Method
  1. Prepare your stock pot for water bath preserving
  2. Place one preserving jar and lid into the water
  3. Simmer on a medium temperature
  4. Place the sugar and water into a saucepan
  5. Bring to a boil over a high temperature, stirring until the sugar is dissolved
  6. Boil for 5 minutes
  7. Add the cranberries and bring back to a boil
  8. Reduce the temperature and leave to simmer until the berries burst, stirring occasionally
  9. After 15 minutes the liquid should sheet from a metal spoon
  10. Once it does so, remove the jar and lid from the water
  11. Ladle the cranberry sauce into the jar, leaving a head space of 0.5cm
  12. Remove any air bubbles and wipe the rim of the jar
  13. Centre the lid on the jar, tighten the band on till fingertip tight
  14. Place the jar into the water and ensure that the water temperature is 82° Celsius
  15. Leave for 15 minutes
  16. Remove the jar and set onto a wire rack to cool
  17. Check the seal after 24 hours - the cranberry sauce is properly sealed if the lid does not flex up and down

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I am on leave until the 11th of January. I will reply to comments on my posts when I can during the holidays. May 2016 hold all your dreams and wishes.

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28 thoughts on “Recipe For Cranberry Sauce

  1. An easy simple cranberry sauce! I love it too! x
    Sophie33 sharing the blog ♥ Soothing Spiced Pumpkin soup!My Profile

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    1. Thanks Sophie 🙂

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  2. Wow! This looks so nice and sounds lovely with Christmas lunch! Also, I agree, it’s amazing what we take for granted. We’re so blessed! Happy 2016!!
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    1. Thanks Cailee, and the same to you 🙂

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  3. Your cranberry sauce sounds much better than the tinned one I use. 🙂 I must try this.
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    1. I cannot fathom tinned cranberry sauce Sylvia 🙂

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  4. This Christmas we skipped all the traditional feasting for a simple platter of prawns, mango, avocado and a glass of bubbly, I think the years working at Christmas in commercial kitchens destroyed our passion for it. But… I will say, I may just whip up this gorgeous cranberry recipe for a Christmas in July party. Its beautiful! Love the colour! 🙂

    And yes, I totally agree, we really are VERY lucky to have running water.

    I do hope you have a very Happy New Year Tandy, and that it is filled with all the awesome. 🙂
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    1. I love your simple Christmas platter, something I would do for sure 🙂

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  5. Your cranberry sauce looks amazing. I’m craving for a turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce right now.
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    1. I must try that!

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  6. Cranberry sauce is perfect to be eaten on freshly baked baguettes. Mniam!
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    1. That is something I can try for sure!

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  7. Hi Tandy, I bought extra cranverries and froze them like Sue from the great island recommened, will be making this for sure sounds amazing!!! Happy New Year to you and your husband!!!!
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    1. Thank you Cheri, and enjoy the sauce 🙂

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  8. We are so lucky to have running water aren’t we! Your cranberry sauce looks amazing. Happy New Year Tandy!! I hope that you have a wonderful one 😀

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    1. Thanks Lorraine, and the same to you 🙂

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  9. What a wonderful cranberry sauce! Have a lovely New Year!
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    1. Thank you Marcela 🙂

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  10. I’m stockpiling cranberries in the freezer so I can make this all year long!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have. Thanks for the visit Sue 🙂

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  11. Wishing you all the best in this new year, Tandy.

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    1. And the same to you!

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  12. Sounds lovely, Tandy… I have not seen fresh nor frozen cranberries here. I feel slightly envious that you have a swimming hole so close to home! x

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    1. You can come over any time Liz xox

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  13. Thank you for this Tandy! I have loads of frozen cranberries in the freezer and was in two minds wether to make cranberry sauce this sunday for (yet another!) roast dinner or if to make a cake….after reading this recipe I think im going to go ahead with the sauce. Yum!

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    1. please let me know how yours worked out 🙂

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  14. This cranberry looks most excellent, you make it look so easy Tandy!!

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    1. It was really easy Laura 🙂

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