Nutri Natters

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Cranberry and Orange Sauce

10th December 2019

Cranberry sauce adds a cheerful deep red hue to the festive table and goes well with turkey, ham, cheese and my Christmas nut loaf recipe. Cranberries are a rich source of powerful, immune-enhancing antioxidants, which help to protect against heart disease. Look for the darker red berries – they contain higher level of antioxidants than their paler counterparts.


Cranberry and orange sauce adds a tang to Christmas



juice and zest of 1 orange , 8oz/225g fresh or thawed cranberries,  1 dessertspoon of molasses


Place all of the ingredients in a pan and slowly bring to the boil. Stir the mixture, lower the heat to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes to make a thick sauce.  Serve warm or cold. It keeps well in a covered container in the fridge.

Serve with turkey on the big day and use as you would a chutney with your Boxing Day dishes.


Rita Carmichael
registered nutritional therapist and metabolic balance® coach, Nottingham, England