Spiced Orange-Cranberry Sauce

Spiced Orange-Cranberry Sauce

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From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2018

The luxurious, licorice-like aroma of star anise gives this cranberry sauce recipe from José Andrés its special-occasion feel. Don't think of it as just a companion for turkey—it'll dress up a humble sandwich and makes an outstanding topping for a wheel of Brie.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 3 whole cloves
  • 3 white peppercorns
  • 1 whole allspice berry
  • 1 star anise
  • 12 ounces cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest


  • Prep

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  1. Place cloves, peppercorns, allspice and star anise in a tea ball or tie into a bundle in a piece of cheesecloth with kitchen string.
  2. Combine cranberries and wine in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the cranberries are soft, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the spice bundle, sugar and orange zest. Cook, stirring occasionally, the sauce starts to thicken, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the spice bundle. Serve the sauce warm or chilled.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  • Equipment: Tea ball or cheesecloth, kitchen string

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 tablespoons
  • Per serving: 66 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 16 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 14 g sugars; 13 g added sugars; 19 IU vitamin A; 4 mg vitamin C; 3 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 1 mg sodium; 27 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate

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