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Tangerine Cherry Cranberry Sauce

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"Homemade cranberry sauce is very easy and, as long as you sell it properly, your true motives (maximum love for minimum effort) will be our secret. By sell it, I mean tell all about your secret tangerine/cherry-spiked version sauce, and how involved it is to make. Of course, since it is a top-secret recipe, you'll not be able to give details, but you're sure they'll be blown away."
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1 h servings 128
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Combine cranberries, cherries, sugar, tangerine juice, tangerine zest, star anise, cinnamon stick, and whole cloves in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until cranberries are all popped, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Discard star anise, cinnamon stick, and whole cloves, and refrigerate until needed.


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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 128 calories; 0.1 31.3 0.9 0 3 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This recipe is a keeper. Everyone loved it. I had a couple guest that said they did not like cranberries......but they loved it!

Most helpful critical review

I did not care for the spiciness licorice flavor of the star of anise and maybe also the cloves? Not a fan this time.

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This recipe is a keeper. Everyone loved it. I had a couple guest that said they did not like cranberries......but they loved it!

OMg! This is amazing. Easy, elegant, and delicious. Followed the recipe as written and got rave reviews.

My mom said this was the best Cranberry Sauce she has ever had! That is an A++ in my book.

Great recipe! My family loved the sauce. The texture was great, good amount of tartness and not too sweet or bitter. Couldn't find star anise, but I didn't miss it once I tasted the sauce. Ve...

Loved it and followed the recipe... tangerines, too. I was surprised how it thickened up by morning. Delish. Next time will try it with Splenda and dial it back just a bit (Hubs isn't suppos...

Made for Christmas dinner with ham - delicious, and did not change a thing! Next time would probably use only 3/4 c. sugar.

Everyone totally loves this recipe. A few things I have learned. Put the cloves and star anise in a cheesecloth bag. Helps you from having to sift through the dish looking for those little bugge...

Made this according to recipe but using less sugar. Nice flavor. Of course was better day after.

10 out of 10! Delicous and easy. Will never serve the canned stuff again. I could not find star anise so I substituted with anis oil 1/4 tsp was a bit strong but still scrumptous. Made the secon...