Spiced Cranberry Sauce


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  • 6 - 8 People


600g frozen cranberries
450 g local honey
150 g brown sugar
6 oranges ( Juice & zest)
1 lemon
10 fennel seeds
2 star anise
2 cinnamon stick
8 black peppercorns
8 coriander seeds
1 whole red chilli


It’s the little touches around the Christmas dinner table that make it special for me homemade cranberry sauce is a must its quick & very easy to make. One of the main things to remember with this recipe is to use a good quality local honey.

  • The first thing you want to do with this recipe is to flavour the honey with our pickling spices. So in a pot add the honey, fennel, cinnamon, peppercorns, coriander & whole chilli together.
  • On the lowest heat possible gently warm the mixture (Do Not Boil) for about 20 minutes, this will help the flavours to infuse into the honey.
  • Pass the honey mixture through a sieve & set aside until needed.
  • In a separate pot add the cranberries, star anise,  brown sugar, orange & lemon juice & zest together.
  • Bring the mixture to the boil & turn down to a simmer just until the cranberries start to split or burst.
  • Remove from the heat. Remove star anise from the cranberries.
  • Now add the honey mixture to the cranberries, trying to keep the cranberries intact, it’s nice to have some texture in the sauce.Gently bring back to a simmer & serve.  

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