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Spiced cranberry sauce

Spiced cranberry sauce

Angela Hartnett says, "It was not until I went to the US for Thanksgiving that I considered making cranberry sauce. I’ve adapted my sister-in-law Nicole’s recipe – it’s delicious."

Angela prepares this recipe for Nick Grimshaw and guest Florence Pugh on the Christmas-themed episode 15, season 4 of Dish, the Waitrose podcast. She serves it with a roast turkey with rosemary, thyme & lemon butter and all the trimmings: roast potatoes with confit garlic; Brussels sprouts with hazelnut pangrattato; turkey gravy; orange & honey glazed carrots; pear, Gorgonzola & red chicory salad; and apricot, sausage, sage & almond stuffing – and then tiramisu for dessert! Nick pairs their festive meal with Fenaroli Pecorino Superiore white and Villa Antinori Toscana 2020 red wine – plus a bottle of Waitrose Champagne Blanc de Noirs, as it’s Christmas. 

Discover all recipes prepared by Angela Hartnett on seasons 1-4 of the Dish podcast. Dish is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

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  • Serves8
  • CourseAccompaniment
  • Prepare5 mins
  • Cook15 mins
  • Total time20 mins
  • Pluscooling


  • 200ml fresh orange juice
  • ¼ tsp ground mixed spice
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 orange (scrubbed), zest
  • 500g fresh (or frozen and defrosted) cranberries
  • 20g ginger, peeled and thickly sliced
  • 200g light brown soft sugar


  1. In a saucepan, combine the orange juice, spices and zest, then bring to a simmer and reduce by ½ (about 5 minutes). Add the cranberries and ginger and cook over a low heat to soften the fruit. Once it starts to take on a loose jelly consistency, stir in the sugar.

  2. Bring back to the boil, then turn down to simmer for a further 10 minutes until it has a chutney-like consistency. Remove from the heat, carefully remove and discard the ginger, then transfer the sauce to a bowl and set aside to cool.

And to drink...

Fenaroli Pecorino Superiore, an irresistible Italian white wine – exclusive to Waitrose – with a sea breeze aroma from vineyards close to the coast.

Villa Antinori Toscana 2020, a silky red from Antinori, the most historic Tuscan winemaker. 

Waitrose Champagne Blanc de Noirs, made with only Pinot Noir grapes, it boasts ripe fruit flavours and a biscuity character.



Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


535kJ/ 126kcals



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