Fabulously Festive Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Last Updated on 20/05/2021 by Esther Roberts

We don’t know about you, but Christmas dinner just isn’t complete without a side of cranberry sauce ready and waiting on the table! This delicious cranberry sauce recipe is not only easy, but it tastes amazing too. Give it a go throughout this festive season.

Servings: 8

Time: 15 minutes

You will need:

  • 1 small pan


  • 250g fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 100ml orange juice (carton is fine)


  • Step 1
    On a medium heat, add the orange juice and light muscovado sugar to your pan and stir to combine. Bring mix to boil.
  • Step 2
    Add your cranberries and let stew until soft and tender but are still holding their shape. This will take around 5-10 minutes depending on whether you use frozen or fresh berries.
  • Step 3
    Take off the heat once the cranberries are soft but slightly intact. The sauce will thicken when cooling. Will keep well in the fridge for a week. Warm up to room temperature before serving.


  • Is there a difference between using fresh cranberries or frozen?

The only difference between fresh and frozen cranberries can be seen in the time it takes for each to get soft and tender when simmering. If using frozen cranberries, the process may only take 5 minutes, whereas using fresh berries may take longer (8-10 minutes). Its all just personal preference!

  • Should the sauce be made to use on the day?

This sauce can be kept within the fridge for up to a week. Keep in a tight lidded container to remain extra fresh! Remove on the day of your dinner and leave on the side to achieve a room temperature before serving.

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