Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce

  • 2MINS
  • 6MINS
  • Serves 10
  • 11KCAL

Our cranberry sauce is packed full of tart cranberry, orange and pomegranate flavours and is super easy to whip up for your festive table.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories11
  • Carbs3.2g
  • Protein0g
  • Fat0g
  • Saturates0g
  • Sugars1.9g

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Our Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce is super simple to make and it tastes so good that you’ll never go back to a store bought jar again!

Packed full of tart cranberry, orange and pomegranate flavours, it’s the perfect addition to your festive table and adds a really nice twist to your Christmas dinner.

It works really well when served with our Slow Cooker Christmas Turkey Joint, or alongside our tasty Christmas Pie if you have any leftovers that need to be used up!

 

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We’ve used frozen cranberries in this sauce, but you can use fresh if you’d prefer. If you do choose to use fresh cranberries, then you’ll need to keep an eye on them as they’re cooking as they cook much quicker than frozen cranberries do.

If you want to get ahead with your prep for Christmas day, you can also prepare this recipe ahead of time and store in the fridge for up to a week – that’s one less thing to stress about on the big day!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration? Check out our collection of deliciously festive Christmas recipes!

What diets is this Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce suitable for?

This Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce is suitable for gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce recipe?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce?

You should be able to find frozen cranberries in your local supermarket. If not, you can use fresh but these will cook faster than frozen ones, so make sure that you keep an eye on them as they’re cooking.

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We think this Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce looks delicious when served in a bowl like these ones.

You’ll also need a small saucepan to cook your sauce in.

How many calories are in this Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce?

There are 11 calories per portion in this Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Place the cranberries in a pan and pour over the orange and pomegranate juice.

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Step 2

Stir in the sweetener, orange zest and cinnamon and set on a low heat bringing to a slow boil.

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Step 3

Lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes until the cranberries begin to pop and are tender.

Step 4

Pour into a bowl and pop in the fridge until ready to use.

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What could I serve with this Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce?

This Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce is the perfect accompaniment to pretty much any roast dinner and works particularly well with roast turkey as part of your Christmas dinner.

You can also serve alongside any of the following dishes:

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How do you know when this Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce is cooked?

Your Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce will be ready to serve when the cranberries are tender and begin to ‘pop’. This should take around 5 minutes or so.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can I keep this Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce in the fridge?

You can keep this Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Can I freeze this Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce?

We think that this recipe is best served fresh, but if you need to save some time then it can also be made in advance and frozen.

If freezing, please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Defrost thoroughly before serving.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

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Cranberry and Pomegranate Sauce

Our cranberry sauce is packed full of tart cranberry, orange and pomegranate flavours and is super easy to whip up for your festive table.
  • Prep Time
    2 MINS
  • Cook Time
    6 MINS
  • KCals 11
  • Carbs 3.2G

Ingredients

  • 250 g frozen cranberries
  • 3 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 50 ml pomegranate juice
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • pinch of cinnamon

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Instructions

  1. Place the cranberries in a pan and pour over the orange and pomegranate juice.
  2. Stir in the sweetener, orange zest and cinnamon and set on a low heat bringing to a slow boil.
  3. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes until the cranberries begin to pop and are tender.
  4. Pour into a bowl and pop in the fridge until ready to use.

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[email protected]Monday 29th November 2021

Can you use fresh cranberries please

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    HollyTuesday 30th November 2021

    Hey, Yes you can use fresh cranberries instead of frozen. Hope that helps!

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