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    Star Anise Spiced Cranberry Sauce W/ Ruby Port

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    Simply Chris's Note:

    Easy version of the Thanksgiving classic. The addition of cinnamon and star anise gives this relish a bit of excitement. This can be made up to a week ahead. From Whole Foods Market Holiday Recipes, 04. If not using the ruby port, increase water to 1 cup.

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    1. 1
      In a small saucepan combine the sugar, water, port star anixe and cinnamon stick. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar.
    2. 2
      Add the cranberries and simmer, uncovered about 8-10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Stir occasionally until most of the cranberries have burst.
    4. 4
      Remove from heat, let cool slightly and stir in the lemon zest and juice and a pinch of salt.
    5. 5
      Serve chilled or room temperature.
    6. 6
      Remove the cinnamon stick and star anise just before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 25, 2006


      This was a hit with xmas dinner, though I altered things a little to make a larger amount. I used 3/4 cup sugar, 1 and a 1/3 cups of ruby port (but no water), 4 star anise, 1 cinnamon stick, juice of a lemon and it's zest, 2 cloves, 5 cups cranberrys and 3 cox apples peeled/cored and roughly chopped up to bulk it up. Also advise putting the spices in a large tea ball to make it practical to remove them later. The result was gorgeous! thanks!

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    • on October 10, 2005


      I couldn't find the star anise and so didn't use it. I also substituted the port for marsala. It turned out nice and thick and was a hit even with my husband's grandmother who made everything herself when she could.

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    Nutritional Facts for Star Anise Spiced Cranberry Sauce W/ Ruby Port

    Serving Size: 1 (754 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 454.9
    Calories from Fat 1
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 81.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 118.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.6 g
    Sugars 105.8 g
    Protein 0.6 g

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