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Gordon Ramsay Cranberry Apple Sauce

Gordon Ramsay’s Cranberry Apple Sauce is made of caster sugar, star anise, green cardamom pods, fresh cranberries, chopped apples, sea salt, black pepper, ruby port, and orange zest and juice. It serves about 6 and takes around 20-30 minutes to prepare and cook.

Gordon Ramsay Cranberry Apple Sauce
Gordon Ramsay Cranberry Apple Sauce

💗 Why You’ll Love This Cranberry Apple Sauce Recipe:

  • Unique Flavor Combo: The blend of tart cranberries and sweet apples creates a delightful taste.
  • Festive Aroma: Spices like star anise and cardamom add a warm, inviting scent.
  • Rich Texture: Offers a nice balance of chunky fruit pieces and smooth sauce.
  • Seasonal Appeal: Perfect for autumn and winter, complementing traditional dishes.
  • Easy to Make: Simple steps and easily available ingredients.
  • Sweet with a Twist: The addition of port and orange gives a unique depth of flavor

❓ What Is Gordon Ramsay Cranberry Apple Sauce Recipe?

Gordon Ramsay’s Cranberry Apple Sauce recipe includes caster sugar, star anise, green cardamom pods, fresh cranberries, chopped apples, sea salt, black pepper, ruby port, and orange zest and juice, creating a richly flavored, festive sauce.

Gordon Ramsay Cranberry Apple Sauce
Gordon Ramsay Cranberry Apple Sauce

🍏 Gordon Ramsay Cranberry Apple Sauce Ingredients

  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 star anise
  • 4 green cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 250g fresh cranberries
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 60ml ruby port
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced

🥣 How To Make Gordon Ramsay Cranberry Apple Sauce

  1. Set a heavy-bottomed pan on medium heat and add the spices. Don’t stir the sugar as it melts. Wait until it turns a rich caramel color before adding the cranberries and a little spice.
  2. The cranberries should only be cooked for a short time until they start to soften. Then the apples should be added and stirred in. Throw the fruit around often so that the caramel coats all of it.
  3. Add the port, turn down the heat, and then add the orange juice and zest.
  4. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes, stirring every now and then, so that some of the apples and cranberries break down and the sauce gets thicker.
  5. Move to a warm serving dish and throw away the cardamom and star anise pods. Keep in the fridge for up to three to four days if you’re not going to serve it right away. Warm everything up slowly to serve.

💭 Recipe Tips

  • Caramelizing Sugar: Monitor the sugar closely as it caramelizes. Avoid stirring, as this can cause the sugar to crystallize.
  • Spice Infusion: Lightly crush the cardamom pods and star anise to release their flavors. Be careful not to overdo it, as they can overpower the sauce.
  • Gentle Cooking of Cranberries: Cook the cranberries just until they start to soften. Overcooking can make them mushy and lose their tartness.
  • Coating the Fruit: Regularly toss the apples and cranberries in the caramel to evenly coat them and integrate the flavors.
  • Adding Port and Orange: The addition of port and orange juice/zest should be done carefully. Ensure the caramel doesn’t splatter when the liquid is added.
  • Boiling and Simmering: Bring the mixture to a boil first, then simmer. This helps to break down the fruits and thicken the sauce.
  • Balancing Flavors: Taste as you go and adjust the seasoning with a pinch of salt and pepper to balance the sweet and tart flavors.
Gordon Ramsay Cranberry Apple Sauce
Gordon Ramsay Cranberry Apple Sauce

🥞 What To Serve With Cranberry Apple Sauce?

Serve Cranberry Apple Sauce with roasted turkey, pork, chicken, meatloaf, or on sandwiches it’s also great with cheeses, as a yogurt or ice cream topping, or on pancakes and waffles.

🎚 How To Store Leftovers Cranberry Apple Sauce?

  • Refrigeration: Place the leftover Cranberry Apple Sauce in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days.
  • Freezing: Freeze the sauce in airtight containers or freezer bags for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before using.

🥵 How To Reheat Leftovers Cranberry Apple Sauce?

  • Stovetop: Gently reheat the Cranberry Apple Sauce in a saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally until it’s warmed through for up 4 minutes.
  • Microwave: Place the sauce in a microwave-safe dish, cover it, and heat in short bursts, stirring between intervals until evenly warmed for up 2 minutes.

FAQ’S

How long does cranberry apple sauce take to thicken?

Cranberry Apple Sauce typically takes about 10-15 minutes to thicken when simmered on low to medium heat, as the cranberries burst and release natural pectin, thickening the sauce.

How do you know when cranberry apple sauce is done?

Cranberry Apple Sauce is done when the cranberries have burst, the apples are tender, and the sauce has thickened to a jam-like consistency with a balanced, flavorful taste.

How do you fix too sweet cranberry apple sauce?

To fix too sweet cranberry apple sauce, add a splash of lemon juice or vinegar for acidity, or mix in more cranberries or unsweetened applesauce to balance the sweetness.

How do you get the bitter taste out of cranberry apple sauce?

To reduce bitterness in cranberry apple sauce, add more sugar or honey, a pinch of salt, or some orange juice. These additions can help balance and mellow the bitterness.

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Gordon Ramsay Cranberry Apple Sauce Nutrition Fact

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 440
  • Total Fat 0.4g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 14mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 112g
  • Dietary Fiber 3.1g
  • Potassium 77.6mg
  • Sugars 88g
  • Protein 2.5g

Gordon Ramsay Cranberry Apple Sauce

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 30 minutesCook time: 40 minutesRest time: 40 minutesTotal time:1 hour 50 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:440 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Gordon Ramsay’s Cranberry Apple Sauce is made of caster sugar, star anise, green cardamom pods, fresh cranberries, chopped apples, sea salt, black pepper, ruby port, and orange zest and juice. It serves about 6 and takes around 20-30 minutes to prepare and cook.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Set a heavy-bottomed pan on medium heat and add the spices. Don’t stir the sugar as it melts. Wait until it turns a rich caramel color before adding the cranberries and a little spice.
  2. The cranberries should only be cooked for a short time until they start to soften. Then the apples should be added and stirred in. Throw the fruit around often so that the caramel coats all of it.
  3. Add the port, turn down the heat, and then add the orange juice and zest.
  4. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes, stirring every now and then, so that some of the apples and cranberries break down and the sauce gets thicker.
  5. Move to a warm serving dish and throw away the cardamom and star anise pods. Keep in the fridge for up to three to four days if you’re not going to serve it right away. Warm everything up slowly to serve.

Notes

  • Caramelizing Sugar: Monitor the sugar closely as it caramelizes. Avoid stirring, as this can cause the sugar to crystallize.
  • Spice Infusion: Lightly crush the cardamom pods and star anise to release their flavors. Be careful not to overdo it, as they can overpower the sauce.
  • Gentle Cooking of Cranberries: Cook the cranberries just until they start to soften. Overcooking can make them mushy and lose their tartness.
  • Coating the Fruit: Regularly toss the apples and cranberries in the caramel to evenly coat them and integrate the flavors.
  • Adding Port and Orange: The addition of port and orange juice/zest should be done carefully. Ensure the caramel doesn’t splatter when the liquid is added.
  • Boiling and Simmering: Bring the mixture to a boil first, then simmer. This helps to break down the fruits and thicken the sauce.
  • Balancing Flavors: Taste as you go and adjust the seasoning with a pinch of salt and pepper to balance the sweet and tart flavors.
Keywords:thanksgiving, fall, easy, traditional