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Spiced Cranberry Sauce/ Cranberry Simple Syrup

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins


  • 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 inch knob of fresh ginger
  • 2 star anise
  • strips of orange peel from one orange
  • juice of one orange


  • In a medium saucepan, add all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove pan from heat, take out cinnamon sticks, ginger, orange peel, star anise, and discard.
  • Pour contents into a 4 - 5 cup bowl through a medium strainer and reserve that liquid.
  • Rinse out saucepan, put cooked cranberries in and mash to desired consistency. Store in container until needed.
  • Pour the strained cranberry syrup through a fine mesh sieve to collect syrup in a bowl. (You're doing this to remove the seeds) This should yield about 2 cups of syrup. Store in container in the fridge.