How To Make Gordon Ramsay’s Cranberry Sauce At Home

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Looking for make-ahead Thanksgiving recipes? You should try Gordon Ramsay’s cranberry sauce at home. Thanksgiving is incomplete without the traditional dishes like turkey and cranberry sauce. But, Gordon’s cranberry sauce gives a star-chef delight to the Thanksgiving meal. It has caramelized cranberries and apples mixed together and deglazed with ruby port. The orange gives a slightly acidic touch to the sauce. 

Cranberry sauce with orange

I’ve tried Gordon Ramsay’s cranberry sauce a couple of times and it never fails to win me over. You can store this sauce for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. The longer it stays, the tastier it gets, as all the flavors get perfectly infused. It goes well with turkey, beef, pork chops and many other holiday recipes. So, deglaze your caramelized cranberries into a delicious sauce for a glorious Thanksgiving meal!

If you’re wondering about the equipment and the ingredients for this recipe, check out the lists below. Follow the steps exactly as mentioned below to make Gordon Ramsay’s cranberry sauce and enjoy your Thanksgiving meal. But before you check it out, explore the other Gordon Ramsay’s Thanksgiving recipes.

1. Gordon Ramsay’s Christmas Pudding- Gordon ramsay’s Christmas pudding is made with delicious apples and dry fruits. You’ll also find a citrusy freshness because of mixed peel and zest. The spices add the Christmassy flavors to the pudding. This delicious pudding is a coming together of many amazing flavors.

2. Gordon Ramsay’s Turkey And Ham Pie– Do you want the best of both Thanksgiving meats?Make Gordon Ramsay’s turkey and ham pie. It has a creamy sauce, vegetables, tukey and ham of course. Top it with a puff pastry and watch it glow.

3.  Gordon Ramsay’s Mashed Potatoes– Gordon Ramsay’s mashed potatoes recipe is easy and delicious, exactly what you want from a recipe. Just boil the potatoes and mash them with a few ingredients. This recipe ensures that everybody eats up and has a clean plate.

4. Gordon Ramsay’s Cornbread With Maple Bacon Butter– Do you like to make cornbread for Thanksgiving? If you do, then Gordon Ramsay’s cornbread and maple bacon butter is just for you. Cook the cornbread and then serve with a mixture of bacon, maple syrup, and butter.

What Equipment Will You Need For Gordon Ramsay’s Cranberry Sauce?

  • Bowl- Use a bowl to keep chopped apples, caster sugar, and cranberries before adding them to the pan.
  • Heavy-based pan- Use a heavy-based pan for making cranberry sauce. 
  • Spatula- To stir the ingredients in the sauce, use a spatula. 
  • Serving dish- Serve the delicious Gordon Ramsay’s cranberry sauce in a serving dish. 
  • Air-tight jar- You can also store this sauce in the refrigerator in an air-tight container or a jar. 

How Much Time Do You Need To Make Gordon Ramsay’s Cranberry Sauce?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 Minutes15 minutes20 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need For Gordon Ramsay’s Cranberry Sauce?

  • Caster sugar- Caster sugar dissolves better than normal sugar and is best for caramelizing the cranberries and apples for the sauce. 
  • Star anise- Star anise gives a delicious anise-like flavor to the sauce. 
  • Cardamom- Use green cardamom pods for this recipe. Make sure you crush the cardamom pods before using them in the recipe. 
  • Cranberries- Cranberries are the main ingredient for this sauce. Use fresh cranberries. 
  • Apples- Peel at least two apples and chop them into bite-sized pieces. 
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper- Use sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to season the sauce mixture. 
  • Ruby port- Ruby port is a fresh wine with a sweet flavor for fruits. It’s red in color and you can use it to deglaze the sauce mixture in the pan. 
  • Orange- Add a fruit-like citrusy flavor to the sauce by adding orange zest and orange juice to the sauce. 
Cranberry sauce with orange zest

Steps To Make Gordon Ramsay’s Cranberry Sauce

1. Caramelize cranberries and apples!

Set a heavy-based pan over medium heat and add star anise and cardamom pods to it. Add the caster sugar and let it melt. Add cranberries to the pan and let them soften. Then add apples and cook further for 3 to 4 minutes. Toss them to coat caramel around the cranberries and apples. 

 2. Deglaze with ruby port!

Add ruby port to deglaze and then add lemon juice to reduce the heat in the pan. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook for about 10 minutes until the sauce thickens. 

3. Serve!

Transfer this sauce to a serving dish and remove the star anise and cardamom pods from the sauce. If not served, keep this sauce in the refrigerator in an air-tight container or jar. 

Nutritional Information

Calories259 kcal
Carbohydrates63 g
Protein1 g
Fat1 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1 g
Monounsaturated Fat1 g
Sodium4 mg
Potassium253 mg
Fiber6 g
Sugar52 g
Vitamin A162 IU
Vitamin C30 mg
Calcium36 mg
Iron1 mg

How Will Gordon Ramsay’s Cranberry Sauce Look and Taste?

Finally! We’re ready with delicious Gordon Ramsay’s cranberry sauce for our Thanksgiving dinner. This delicious red sauce looks amazing and has the aroma of spices and fruits. It has caramel sweetness along with the sweetness of the ruby port. The flavors of apples and cranberry are complemented with the zesty flavor of orange zest and juice. The anise and cardamom seeds add more festive delight to this traditional Thanksgiving sauce.

Recipe Card

Cranberry sauce with orange slices

Gordon Ramsay’s Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Gordon Ramsay's cranberry sauce has caramelized cranberries and apples flavored with star anise and cardamom pods. This sauce mixture is deglazed with ruby port. The orange zest give a twist of citrusy flavor to the sauce. It can be enjoyed with turkey, chicken or pork in the Thanksgiving meal.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dips and Sauces
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 259 kcal


Heavy-based Pan
Serving Dish
Air-tight Jar


  • 5 ounces Caster Sugar
  • 8.8 ounces Fresh Cranberries
  • 2 Apples (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 Orange (zested and juiced)
  • 2 ounces Ruby Port
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 4 Cardamom Pods
  • Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  • Set a heavy-based pan over medium heat and add star anise to it. Add cardamom pods and caster sugar to the pan and let it melt.
  • Add cranberries to the pan when the sugar in the pan turns into rich dark caramel. Toss in chopped apples and coat them with caramel. After 10 minutes, deglaze them with ruby port and reduce the heat to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • When the sauce becomes thick, remove star anise and cardamom pods from the sauce and transfer the sauce into serving dish. You can store it in the refrigerator in an air-tight jar.



Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 162IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword American cuisine, Cranberry, Gordon Ramsay’s Cranberry sauce
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