THis is the same recipe on the back of the Ocean Spray Bag. For anyone who is having trouble with this setting make sure you have a decent boil and stir occasionally for 15 minutes instead of 10 minutes. Strain through a seieve place in container and let cool to room temp. refridgerate overnight. THe extra cooking time will set this up
This sauce did not set up for me at all. I re-cooked it with a jar of homemade wild plum jelly (because I didn't have any pectin on hand) and then it set up. I also give the recipe 3 stars because the flavor was just of cranberry to me. I didn't taste any spice or orange. The plain cranberry was nice, of course, but a little flavor difference was what I was expecting. ##Post-Thanksgiving update: This sauce, with the jelly added, was so delicious and the perfect texture. I will make it again, adding a jar of good jelly again. I am upping the rating to four stars because it was much better than jarred sauce, as the recipe promises (though there was not a hint of spice or orange in the taste).
LOVED THIS. I omitted both the orange (husband doesn't like it) and the clove and it was excellent. It set up perfectly and had a wonderful bright fresh taste. My family loved it.
Sauce failed to set up. Never got beyond a thick liquid.
I had the same problem - this thickened in the fridge but did not set up all. And the flavor was too one note; not enough complexity.
This was the perfect recipe for us. A great balance of flavors and yes, it did set up perfectly for me. You can see my full review, including a picture at: http://bit.ly/uwoEtl
This jelled perfectly for me. I used the peel from almost an entire orange and the one clove, and thought the two flavors came through nicely.
The key is don't over cook the cranberries. They have enough natural pectin to make a jell. If you don't want to take a chance add a little pectin.
You can also save a little time and get the full nutritional benefit from the cranberries by using a blender instead of straining. It won't be as smooth but it will have more vitamins and minerals.
Well.....my guess is that you add an envelope of "sure gel" to the sauce after sieving it, it should still be warm enuf to incorporate & then continue on with the recipe. At least that's what I'm gonna do!
Great tasting sauce. No jelly. Did not set up at all - even after 24 hours of refrigeration. Is there an ingredient missing to help it set up? Attempted 2x as written.