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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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