Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce with Orange Zest

    1 hour 25 minutes

    Using frozen cranberries, cinnamon sticks, orange juice and brown sugar, you can create an amazing cranberry sauce that is amazing when paired with roast turkey.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 750g frozen cranberries
    • 1 orange, zested
    • 3 cinnamon sticks
    • 2 cups orange juice
    • 500g soft brown sugar

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:1hour15min  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. In a medium saucepan, combine cranberries, orange zest, cinnamon, orange juice and brown sugar. Add enough water to cover then bring to the boil over high heat. Immediately reduce heat then simmer for about 1 hour, or until the sauce has thickened. Taste for sweetness then adjust with additional sugar if necessary. You cannot overcook, so continue cooking until you have a good thick consistency. Let mixture cool, then refrigerate in a covered container.

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    This was a hit on Thanksgiving, a nice change of pace. While I liked it , it was a bit tangy for me as I am not a big fan of citrus zest, but it had a great holiday flavor that my family loved. Make sure you taste throughout; you may want to add a little more brown sugar. And, also, I had forgotten that cranberries float...just add enough water until they would be covered if they didn't float. I don't think you can really mess up this really great recipe, so don't worry too much about that step. Also, it makes A LOT of sauce.  -  27 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Oh my goodness, this was incredible! I've never made cranberry sauce from scratch before... but no more canned stuff for me. This stuff was so good I almost felt like eating it like soup! Got rave review from my family, too, and was plenty for my crowd of 30 people! Thanks for sharing the recipe!  -  22 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This sauce has a very "robust" flavor that was too strong for some of our family - but I enjoyed it. My only warning is that you need to hold the cranberries down with your hand(s) or something else to determine when you've added enough water. I forgot that cranberries float and added too much before I realized they were floating which resulted in additional cooking time to get the extra liquid to evaporate.  -  26 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)