November 14, 2017

Making cranberry sauce with your range cooker

Makes 3 jars – one to eat on Christmas Day and two to give as presents! Make these 4 weeks to a year in advance of Christmas! Don't freeze.


  • 1 lb (450g) cranberries
  • 1” (2.5 cms) piece root ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 stick cinnamon, broken up
  • 1 tsp whole allspice, bruised
  • 6 cloves
  • ½ pint (275ml) cider vinegar
  • 8 oz (225g) demerara sugar

Put the spices into a muslin bag. Put into a large pan, with the cranberries, sugar and vinegar.

Slowly bring to the boil and transfer to the floor of the roasting oven about 15 minutes, until the berries are soft and the liquid reduced.

Remove from the heat, take out the bag of spices and pour into warmed, sterilised jars. Seal the jars whilst still hot.

cranberry sauce

Sarah Whitaker
Sarah Whitaker


I am Sarah Whitaker, 'The Aga Lady', and a super experienced official demonstrator and cookbook author. My mantra is ‘what can I get away with on my cooker?’ and I am pushing the boundaries pretty far these days! I specialise in fuss free, effortless cooking, and spout tips and shortcuts in all directions to help you make cooking and entertaining easy!