Cook Along with Chef Deniz: Port Chunky Cranberry Sauce

October 01, 2020

Cook Along with Chef Deniz: Port Chunky Cranberry Sauce

Our Cooking Along LIVE series continues! Thank you to all who registered, donated to support our chefs, or ordered a cook-along kit so you could follow along live. 

Tonight, Chef Deniz was talking turkey! Local, delicious turkey from our friends at JD Farms here in Langley. Chef Deniz will take you through a few really delicious options for your next festive celebration.. Open the other recipes he featured tonight in your browser so you can work across his menu as you watch his archived video.

Port Chunky Cranberry Sauce

Yields: 1L.


  • 1kg fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 5 shallots, fine diced
  • 30mL maple syrup
  • 5 sprigs of thyme
  • 500mL orange juice
  • 5 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 cloves


  1. Tie up all the spices and thyme in a cheese cloth.
  2. Cook the shallots until translucent in a medium sized pot. Add the orange juice, maple syrup, spice bag, cranberries and simmer around 20 minutes until the berries are softened and the liquid reduced by 1/3.
  3. Correct seasoning and mash with a potato masher, or a large fork until desired look of a chunky compote is achieved. Serve warm.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook time: 20 Minutes

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