Festive Fruity Zesty Home-made Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is literally the easiest thing in the world to make, there is hardly any effort involved at all & it is so Gorgeous & Fresh it will impress any guest at your Festive Feast. There is also a certain satisfaction that comes with making your own & you can tart it up numerous ways to suit your taste with a huge variety of flavours: Lemon, Orange, Cloves, Allspice, Cinnamon, Pecans, Raisins any of the main Christmas Flavour Notes really. This will be pride of place in the centre of your table. Once you try making your own it will be a festive staple year after year. I like to make mine on Christmas Eve but this keeps very well for up to a week covered in the fridge. I hope you enjoy! Wishing you a very Happy Christmas!

250g Fresh Cranberries

100ml Water

100g Sugar

Juice & Zest 1/2 a Lemon

Juice & Zest 1/2 an Orange

1/2 an Eating Apple Peeled & Grated

A Pinch of Allspice   Wash and drain the cranberries. Grate the zest from 1/2 a small lemon & 1/2 a small orange being careful not to grate into the white pith part as it can be bitter. Peel, core & grate 1/2 an eating apple & set aside. Place the water and sugar in a large pot and bring to a gentle simmer. Pour in the Cranberries & add the rest of the ingredients and a pinch of allspice if desired. Lower the heat & simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until the cranberries have burst open & the mixture thickens into a jam like consistency. Pour into a bowl & allow to cool thoroughly. Cover & refrigerate until needed. Before serving remove from the fridge & allow to come to room temperature before serving. This will easily serve 10 to 12 people at 2 Smartpoints a serving.

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