How to Make Perfect Cranberry Sauce

Author Notes: Cranberry Sauce that is a crowd pleaser. I got this out of Fine Cooking years ago and still serve and get requests for the recipe. The zest and sugar make this your new favorite fruit dish this holiday season. Can be made a week ahead. Bring to room temperature before serving.Amy Stafford @ A Healthy Life For Me

Serves: 12-15


  • 1/2 cup ruby port
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 whole star anise
In This Recipe


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the port, sugar, star anise, salt and 1/2 cup water.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. As soon as it starts to boil, remove it from the heat, cover and let stand for 20 minutes to infuse the star anise into the liquid.

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