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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 01, 2015

I thought I was going to love this. Truly like all the ingredients but in the end I'm not sure i would make this again.

Dec 20, 2014

Great recipe! My family loved the sauce. The texture was great, good amount of tartness and not too sweet or bitter. Couldn't find star anise, but I didn't miss it once I tasted the sauce. Very easy to make as well.

Dec 02, 2014

Loved it and followed the recipe... tangerines, too. I was surprised how it thickened up by morning. Delish. Next time will try it with Splenda and dial it back just a bit (Hubs isn't supposed to eat sugar). This was like thick, tangy candy. Chef John, I did not reveal this is an EASY PEASY recipes per directions in the video. The poppin' berry was a great detail, reassuring me that all was right in the pan. And yes we did ENJOY. Thanks bunches.

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 23, 2014

very yummy.

Dec 13, 2014

This was a huge hit, even with someone who doesn't like traditions messed with! I was sure he would turn his nose up and wonder where's the cranberry sauce, but he raved about this version. I didn't have a tangerine so I used orange juice and skipped the zest. My only criticism is that by the time the sauce cooked, I couldn't find the cloves to remove. No one else mentioned finding any but I did in a bite of intense clovey-ness. I think next time I may use ground clove to avoid that issue. But thanks Chef John for another fabulous recipe that's now a permanent addition to my holiday table!


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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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