Cranberry sauce with Chinese five-spice.

Cranberry sauce with Chinese five-spice. Credit: Doug Young


1 (12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries, washed and dried

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/4 cup water

1 1/4 teaspoons five-spice powder

Pinch salt

Zest and juice from 1 orange


1. Combine cranberries, sugar and water in a heavy pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce to a simmer, and stir in five-spice powder and salt.

2. Continue to simmer until most but not all of cranberries have burst, about 5 minutes. Stir in zest and juice, remove from heat, and let cool.

3. Refrigerate in an airtight container until cold, at least 5 hours and up to 3 days. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

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