Citrus Fig Cranberry Sauce. A delicious, lightly spiced accompaniment to roast turkey, chicken or even pork.
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.
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- 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)
- 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.
- Remove the star anise if you used one and store in mason jars or in plastic containers in the fridge until served.
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.