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Cranberry Blueberry Sauce

Cranberry Blueberry Sauce

This cranberry blueberry sauce is the perfect blend of tart and sweet flavours. A great addition to any holiday dinner.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
My Island Bistro Kitchen My Island Bistro Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • cups cranberries fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup apple finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup high-bush blueberries fresh or frozen
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch allspice
  • 1 star anise pod optional
  • 1 tsp finely grated orange rind

Instructions

  1. In medium-sized saucepan, bring sugars and water to boil. Boil, uncovered, for 5 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add cranberries, apple, and orange juice. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat, stirring periodically throughout the cooking process for about 8 minutes then add the blueberries and spices. Increase heat to return mixture to boiling point then reduce heat to medium-low and continue to stir the sauce periodically while cooking it for another 10 minutes or until mixture thickens and blueberries have softened.
  3. Remove saucepan from heat and remove the star anise pod. Add orange rind. Stir frequently as the sauce cools to help it to thicken.
  4. Store, covered, in refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for longer storage.

Recipe Notes

Yield: Apx. 2 cups