Cumberland sauce
  • Serves icon Serves 8
  • Time icon Ready in 20 minutes

You can’t have glazed ham without Cumberland sauce, so here’s our definitive recipe. Cumberland sauce is a fruit sauce that’s a little bit sweet, a little bit sour – and really, you could use it on other cold meats, too.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
67kcals
Fat
0.1g (no saturated)
Protein
0.3g
Carbohydrates
12g (11.1g sugar)
Salt
0.1g
Calories
67kcals
Fat
0.1g (no saturated)
Protein
0.3g
Carbohydrates
12g (11.1g sugar)
Salt
0.1g

Ingredients

  • Pared zest and juice of
  • 1 orange
  • Pared zest of 1 lemon
  • 50ml port
  • 150ml red wine
  • 125g fresh cranberries, or leftover cranberry sauce
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp redcurrant jelly

Method

  1. Place the zest in a small pan, cover with water, bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes to soften it and remove any bitterness. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, place the orange juice and the rest of the ingredients in a small pan over a medium heat and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook for 5-10 minutes until thickened. Stir in the reserved zest, and serve.

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