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Citrus Fig Cranberry Sauce

Citrus Fig Cranberry Sauce. A delicious, lightly spiced accompaniment to roast turkey, chicken or even pork.

Citrus Fig Cranberry Sauce

Citrus Fig Cranberry Sauce

Originally published Dec 2013.

What’s turkey without cranberry sauce?

It would be like not serving gravy with the meal.

There’s no need to serve it out of a can though because homemade cranberry sauce is one of the easiest things to prepare with your roast turkey dinner. This one we particularly like to serve this Citrus Fig Cranberry Sauce with our famous Turkey Wellington.

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Cranberry Sauce with a twist.

This recipe adds some sweet figs and balancing citrus and spice flavors to the sauce for special occasions like the Holidays. These traditional festive flavors give very complimentary yet not overwhelming notes to the sauce.

Give it a try with roast chicken and pork as well. If you make a large batch and properly bottle it in mason jars, you can enjoy it for months to come and it makes a nice homemade gift too.

Mission figs have nearly black skins when fresh. You can substitute regular dried figs.


fresh organic clementines picked with green leaves

In season, I like to use clementines in this recipe for the Holidays!

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Citrus Fig Cranberry Sauce

Citrus Fig Cranberry Sauce


  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries

  • 1 cup chopped dried figs
juice of one orange

  • juice of one lemon
1/2 tsp finely minced orange zest
1/2 tsp finely minced lemon juice

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 star anise (optional)


    1. Simmer all of the ingredients together slowly for 30-40 minutes or until the cranberries are fully cooked and the mixture reduces and thickens to a jam-like consistency. Stir the sauce often as it simmers.
    1. Remove the star anise if you used one and store in mason jars or in plastic containers in the fridge until served.

    Nutrition Information



    Serving Size


    Amount Per Serving Calories 51Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 8mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 1gSugar 11gProtein 0g

    The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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    Wednesday 5th of October 2022

    Are they the figs in the photo? They seem to be in wedges and not chopped as instructed to do. Do you rehydrate them in brandy or water? Everything else does not seem to have that wedge like appearance and I am wondering what the wedges are in the photo. Perhaps a small apple wedge! ?

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