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Cranberry Sauce With Cognac

January 16, 2014 / by Liz

Main - Cranberry Sauce

I made this cranberry sauce for Christmas, but I think cranberry sauce is delicious all year round. Especially on cheese. Mmmmmm…

Here’s how I make mine:


1 gallon fresh cranberries
4 cups sugar
3 cinnamon sticks
handful whole cloves
handful whole pepper corns
1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup cognac
~20 250mL sterilized bottles with snap lids


Add the cranberries and sugar to a large stock pot, over medium heat.

1 - Cranberries in Pot

Bundle the cinnamon sticks, cloves, and pepper corns in 3 sheets of cheese cloth, secure, and trim away excess cloth. Add the bundle to the pot.

2 - Spices

3 - Trim Bundle

4 - Add Bundle

Add the orange juice and cognac to the pot, and cook (stirring frequently) until boiling. Reduce the heat to low, and continue to cook until desired consistency is reached. Remove the bundle of spices.

5 - Add Orange Juice

6 - Add Cognac

7 - Cranberries Cooking

Quickly distribute into sterilized bottles and cap tightly. (I use a stick-magnet thinger to remove the lids from the boiling water… prevents finger burning and lid contamination!).

8 - Add to Bottles

9 - Add Lids

Label if desired! :)

Final Bottled

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