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Tangerine Cherry Cranberry Sauce Recipe
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Tangerine Cherry Cranberry Sauce
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Tangerine Cherry Cranberry Sauce

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"Homemade cranberry sauce is very easy and, as long as you sell it properly, your true motives (maximum love for minimum effort) will be our secret. By sell it, I mean tell all about your secret tangerine/cherry-spiked version sauce, and how involved it is to make. Of course, since it is a top-secret recipe, you'll not be able to give details, but you're sure they'll be blown away."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr


  1. Combine cranberries, cherries, sugar, tangerine juice, tangerine zest, star anise, cinnamon stick, and whole cloves in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until cranberries are all popped, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Discard star anise, cinnamon stick, and whole cloves, and refrigerate until needed.
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Nov 22, 2012

This recipe is a keeper. Everyone loved it. I had a couple guest that said they did not like cranberries......but they loved it!

Dec 05, 2013

Very good! Even though I had to use ground cinnamon (I had ground up all my cin sticks previously) and used a few shakes of 5 spice (didn't have star anise) AND grated in fresh nutmeg vs cloves...this turned out really well. Only did half the recipe (for 2 of us). As good as it was then, I realized I had 1/2 C of crushed pineapple I wanted to use up so that got incorporated too. Also, did half sugar & 1/2 honey. If per chance you have leftovers, I used mine (about 2/3 C) for a sweet n sour sauce base (added water, then strained) and it was an interesting way to create something else from this. Probably would be good for a pork roast glaze also. Just some ideas. Thanks Chef John!

Dec 25, 2012

Made for Christmas dinner with ham - delicious, and did not change a thing! Next time would probably use only 3/4 c. sugar.

Dec 04, 2013

Great stuff! Easy to make and tasted awesome!

Nov 30, 2013

Tried this for the first time this weekend, and absolutely loved it. There were actually no leftovers, so am getting ready to make another batch. Wonderful balance of sweet, tart, citrus and zing (anise) at the end.

Nov 30, 2013

This is the BEST cranberry sauce I've ever had - and my cranberry addict husband agrees. He wants me to take it to every potluck I ever attend from now on and wants me to learn how to do canning so we can have it all the time (will I be getting a canning kit and book for Christmas?). I agree. The first time we had it was on Thanksgiving day - I served it warm and thought the flavors a bit too strong (he loved it). Friday we had leftovers and I tried it again - and I loved it. Today is Saturday and we ate the last of the cranberries - I am in love. Can't say enough. I think the flavors continued to meld together as time went on. Oh, and I dream of eating it on ice cream! Wow. Thank you for the recipe and the tutorial on the Roku channel (which is how I found it).

Nov 25, 2013

I just made three completely different cranberry sauces... this one won hands down and will surely be the one on the thanksgiving table this year!!

Oct 11, 2013

Sweet yet tart receipe. My kids even loved it!


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  • Calories
  • 128 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.3 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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