A Christmas classic cranberry sauce

A Christmas classic cranberry sauce

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The Christmas period is often a period in which we look back on the past year and a moment of reflection. What are we grateful for and how lucky we can be that we can enjoy good food together at a beautiful table. But this is also a moment in which the thoughts often go to the people who are no longer there. The people with whom we would have liked to raise a glass one more time. This recipe should have been my father's recipe. make cranberry sauce

A Christmas classic cranberry sauce
Love this beautiful red sauce!

Ever since I can remember he made a nice jug of cranberry sauce for Christmas. He and I both love this sweet and sour stuff and I often scooped extra on my plate. I would have loved to share his recipe with you here, but unfortunately I didn't have the chance to ask him. Because sometimes you think it will come, oh I'll ask him one more time. Until suddenly that is no longer possible. I can only remember it with nostalgia and start my own tradition with a Christmas classic cranberry sauce from Delicious Happen…

A Christmas classic cranberry sauce
Great to keep in the fridge.

A Christmas classic cranberry sauce

It will probably not have escaped your attention that these small red berries are very healthy. It is often said that you should drink the juice to prevent a bladder infection. This has not been conclusively proven, but it can't do any harm either. In moderation, by the way, because these small berries contain a lot of oxalic acid. And these can actually promote kidney stones in people who are sensitive to them. In a sauce like this, with a lot of sugar in it, we can no longer necessarily speak of a very healthy sauce, but it is tasty and it brings back many beautiful and happy memories for me.

Moreover, these berries are also rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. They are also a source of fiber. The combination of sweet and sour makes them a perfect addition to a dish, whether savory or sweet. Enrich your meal with this delicious berry sauce and enjoy both the taste and the memories it evokes.

A Christmas classic cranberry sauce
The color alone is so beautiful.

Here you will find the complete recipe with all the ingredients you need. I hope you have fun preparing the dish below.

A Christmas classic cranberry sauce


A new tradition with a Christmas classic cranberry sauce from Delicious Happen.

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Hallway: Sauce
Kitchen: European
Keyword: cranberry, cinnamon, orange juice, star anise
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 sauce bowl
calories: 992kcal
Author: Francine
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And this is how you make it:

  • Squeeze the oranges and pour the juice into a saucepan.
  • Weigh out the sugar and add it to the pan as well.
  • Add the cranberries, star anise and cinnamon stick and bring to the boil. Let it simmer until all the berries have "popped".
  • Then let the sauce simmer for about 20 minutes on a simmering plate. If it gets too thick, add a little water to it. the sauce thickens quite quickly.
You can keep this sauce if you have some left over. Put that in the fridge. When you heat it up again, you can easily add a little water to get it liquid again. 
You can also make a delicious adult version by adding a little red port, for example. 
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