Apple & cranberry sauce

apple and cranberry sauce

Serves 6-8

  • 500 g cranberries, fresh cranberries or frozen ones, thawed

  • 2 bramley apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks

  • 150 g golden caster sugar

  • 1 stick cinnamon

Place all the ingredients in a wide saucepan and add a splash of water. Put the pan on the heat and bring to the boil. Simmer gently until the cranberries have burst and the apple has softened. Boil down until the mixture thickens slightly, then take off the heat and leave to cool.



If giving as a gift, divide between air-tight sterilised jars (see the how to video below) and give out to all your friends. Once opened, store in the fridge.



Nutritional Information

Apple & cranberry sauce

Super quick and simple

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A hint of apple makes this cranberry sauce the perfect partner for goose and duck, as well as turkey
Serves 6-8
30m (plus cooling time)
Super easy
Method

This is a simple sauce that goes very well with rich meats like goose and duck. You can make it well in advance, so you don't have to worry about it while you're cooking lunch. Pop some in a sterilised jar as a lovely home-made Christmas gift that's sure to impress.

Place all the ingredients in a wide saucepan and add a splash of water. Put the pan on the heat and bring to the boil. Simmer gently until the cranberries have burst and the apple has softened. Boil down until the mixture thickens slightly, then take off the heat and leave to cool.

If giving as a gift, divide between air-tight sterilised jars (see the how to video below) and give out to all your friends. Once opened, store in the fridge.

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 111
    6%
  • Carbs 24.0g
    9%
  • Sugar 23.9g 27%
  • Fat 0.1g 0%
  • Saturates 0.0g 0%
  • Protein 0.5g 1%
Of an adult's reference intake

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