Malay Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Published on Sunday 13th December 2015 by DJ Kirkby

Bowl of cranberry sauceThis is my recipe for unusual and very delicious cranberry sauce:


  • 5 whole star anise
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick broken into bits
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 600g whole cranberries
  • 160ml fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 160ml water
  • 3tbsp orange zest
  • 345g sugar
  • Method
  1. Place spices in a piece of muslin and knot it tightly
  2. Combine rest of ingredient in a medium sauce pan, add spice bag. Bring to a boil stirring constantly then reduce heat to simmer for 20 – 35 mins (until cranberries are cooked).
  3. Store in fridge and eat within 2 weeks or…

Preserve for up to a year using the method below:

  1. Scoop cranberry sauce into sterilised jars, twist lids on tightly then add to boiling water bath that covers the lids of the jars for 10 mins.
  2. Remove, cool, and store in a cool dark place for up to one year.
  3. Check button on jar lid is still down before eating. If the lid button has popped up then do not eat the contents of the jar.



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