A small speckled bowl filled with dark red cranberry sauce with a metal spoon in the bowl

Cranberry sauce

  • makes 500g
  • Easy

Give your cranberry sauce a tangy kick by adding sumac and orange zest. This recipe comes from east London's Bubala restaurant


Make this cranberry sauce, then check out our boozy cranberry sauce, cranberry and red wine sauce and more cranberry recipes. We’ve also got plenty more Christmas trimmings ideas to accompany your festive centrepiece.



  • dried cranberries 400g
  • sumac 1 tbsp
  • orange 1, zested and juiced


  • Step 1

    Bring 500ml of water to the boil, then tip in the dried cranberries. Cook, stirring regularly and topping up the water as needed, for 50 minutes-1 hour until the berries are rehydrated and starting to break down. They should become jammy and the sauce should have a thick, sticky texture.

  • Step 2

    Stir in the sumac, orange zest and juice, and ½ tsp of salt. Remove from heat and leave to cool before serving.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 34
  • Fat 0.2g
  • Carbs 7.8g
  • Sugars 6.6g
  • Fibre 0.7g
  • Salt 0.1g