Ruby Cranberry Sauce

Enrich your feast with our delicious Ruby Cranberry Sauce. This timeless recipe is an essential addition to any Christmas meal and will add a touch of fruity enjoyment to your meal. Our perfectly prepared, low-fat sauce combines tangy cranberries with a hint of sweetness. Simply irresistible, it effortlessly complements your roast with its simple yet flavorful essence. With just a few ingredients, making this holiday gem is a breeze. Brighten up your holiday dining experience with our delicious and easy-to-make Ruby Cranberry Sauce!


  • 100g light, soft brown sugar
  • 1 large orange, peeled and juiced
  • 250g pack of cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tbsp Ruby Port

Preparation steps

  1. Put all ingredients in a pot.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes (or a little longer if the berries are frozen).
  3. Allow to cool, then refrigerate for up to four days or freeze for two months.
  4. Serve at room temperature.

Nutritional Information

68 0g 0g 15g 14g 1g 0g 0g

Equipment and tools

  • Medium sized pot
  • Wooden spoon or spatula
  • Small grater or zester
  • Juicer or reamer

Allergen information

This ruby ​​cranberry sauce recipe does not contain allergenic ingredients such as nuts, dairy, gluten or eggs. However, please be sure to check the labels of any store-bought ingredients you use to ensure they are allergen-free.

Storage and leftovers

Once prepared, allow the ruby ​​cranberry sauce to cool completely before transferring to an airtight container. It will keep in the fridge for up to 1 week. To enjoy leftovers, simply reheat the sauce gently on the stove or in the microwave until warmed through.

Health Benefits of Ruby Cranberry Sauce

Not only are cranberries delicious, but they also offer numerous health benefits. The combination of cranberries, orange, and ruby ​​port in this ruby ​​cranberry sauce recipe makes for a flavor-packed side dish that also offers some significant nutritional benefits.

1. Rich in antioxidants

Ruby Cranberry Sauce contains a generous amount of cranberries, known for their high antioxidant content. Antioxidants protect the body from harmful free radicals, reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote overall health.

2. Supports urinary tract health

Cranberries are known for their ability to support urinary tract health. They contain natural compounds called proanthocyanidins, which can prevent certain types of bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract, reducing the risk of urinary tract infections.

3. Rich in Vitamin C

Orange peel and juice add a hint of citrus flavor to the sauce while providing a significant amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that plays an important role in boosting the immune system and promoting healthy skin.

4. Heart Health Benefits

Ruby Port, a key ingredient in this cranberry sauce, contains a compound called resveratrol, which has been linked to heart-healthy benefits. Resveratrol can help reduce inflammation and support cardiovascular health when consumed in moderation.

5. Low added sugar

This Ruby Cranberry Sauce recipe contains just 100g of light brown sugar. Compared to many traditional cranberry sauce recipes, this version is relatively low in added sugar, making it a healthier option for those watching their sugar consumption.

By incorporating this ruby ​​cranberry sauce into your meals, you can boost both the flavor and nutritional value of your dishes. It is a versatile and tasteful addition to your holiday table or any occasion year round.

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