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Posted by on 17th Nov 2017 4:56pm

Christmas pork pie accompaniment: Cranberry Sauce

Christmas pork pie accompaniment: Cranberry Sauce

Serves: 10, Prepare in: , Cook in:

The Christmas lights are starting to light up Yorkshire and with that special festive buzz in the air, it's time to get our Christmas recipes sorted. This cranberry sauce recipe is not only ideal for the big day, but also for the festivities leading up to the 25th - with family and friends visiting all month, it's important to always have some food in the fridge - you never know who will pop in and be grateful of a warm pork pie and homemade cranberry sauce! Easy to make, store it in an airtight container in the fridge to keep it fresh.


Ingredients
  • 100g Muscovado sugar
  • 250ml water
  • 250g cranberries – either fresh or frozen it’s up to you!

Optional (yet delicious additions)

  • Handful of pecans
  • Nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice
  • Handful of a mix of raisins and currants
  • Orange Zest
100g Muscovado sugar 250ml water 250g cranberries – either fresh or frozen it’s up to you! Optional (yet delicious additions) Handful of pecans Nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice Handful of a mix of raisins and currants Orange Zest
Method
  1. Rince the cranberries
  2. In a non stick pan, bring the sugar and water to the boil until the sugars dissolved, remembering to stir
  3. Add cranberries and turn down the heat to a simmer
  4. Simmer the mixture for 10 minutes until most of the cranberries have burst to make a delicious sauce – remember to stir!
  5. Here you can leave the cranberry sauce as it is add in some extra flavours, since we’re huge fans of Christmas time flavours we’ll continue with what we do next!
  6. Take the pan off the heat and, stirring gently as to not ruin the texture of the cranberries, mix in the pecans, raisins and currants any spices you’d like and we finish it with some orange zest. These flavours really add an extra festive touch and an are an injection of flavour to any meal. If you think some would like the additions and some wouldn’t, half the mixture and only flavour half – that way you can make everyone happy!
  7. Let your sauce chill then transfer to your serving bowls or to airtight containers to keep in the fridge. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools down so once it’s cool just give it another stir for good measure!

This one is such an easy recipe but it’s such a traditional sauce that’s much better homemade than shop bought! The whole process is really quick and easy and really adds to the dish whether that’s Christmas dinner itself, on your cheese board along with some cheese and pickle pork pies or just to have in a sandwich at work!

Are you having a Thanksgiving meal this year? We’re proud Yorkshire folk so we don’t usually have an American traditional Thanksgiving meal, however, after years of seeing delicious spreads online of our American friends having their feasts, we thought perhaps it’s something we’re missing out on. Enter: Friendsgiving. Invite your friends over, get together some delicious food, a boardgame or two and a good playlist and you’re in for a fantastic night. Watch out for our Friendsgiving post where we’ll walk you through a more Yorkshire version of the holiday!

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