Tuesday 22 December 2009

Cranberry Sauce with Orange and Port

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One of my favourite things about Christmas dinner is the cranberry sauce. I know that might sound a little strange when there are also loads of other treats on the table and don't get me wrong I do also get excited about a good turkey, perfect roast potatoes and the best ever brussles sprouts.

However, not only is the cranberry sauce one of the prettiest dishes on the table it also adds the extra special Christmas factor in my opinion and it just goes so well with everything. Even once the meal is over I enjoy it for days to come (if there is enough of it) with cheese, pate, pork or game pie. My mouth is watering just thinking about it and even better since I know that there is a bowl of it my fridge right now.

Merry Christmas everyone! Frohe Weihnachten, Joyeux Noel, Feliz Navidad and God Jul!

Cranberry Sauce with Orange and Port

250gr fresh cranberries
1 orange, juice and zest of
100gr sugar
100ml ruby port

Bring the orange juice, zest and cranberries to a boil in a saucepan.

Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes, until the cranberries become soft.

Add the sugar and ruby port and continue to simmer until the sauce thickens a bit and the berries begin to become pulpy.

Remove from heat and allow to cool a little before pouring into a bowl.

Cover and refridgerate.

Thanks to the sugar and alcohol it'll keep for weeks in the fridge, if you can make it last that long.



Jaime said...

I just love homemade cranberry sauce - yum! Merry Christmas to you too :)

Nic said...

I love cranberry sauce too and yours looks great!
Happy Christmas Sylvie!

Jan said...

Sorry for being a bit late but I'm sure you are having a lovely Christmas Sylvie. All the very best for 2010 xx

OmMama and KraftyKatina said...

Yum! cranberry sauce is my favorite, too.

Unknown said...

No cranberries or cranberry sauce here. We have our own local substitute about the only thing similar is the colour. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Lylou said...

For March I will go to London.Do you think we can buy fresh cranberries everywhere? I've never seen fresh cranberries in France.