Cumberland Sauce Recipe- Cumberland Sauce is classic fruit and vinegar based sauce that brightens goose, venison and duck.

Cumberland Sauce

Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, German
Keyword: cumberland sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 473 kcal
Cumberland Sauce is a fruity, vinegar based sauce perfect for dressing goose, venison, lamb and pork. It can be made ahead and is freezer friendly! 


  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup port wine
  • 3/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 shallots peeled and finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 oranges juiced
  • 3 tablespoons red currant jam
  • Zest of one orange
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine beef stock through orange zest. Bring to a boil, cook until reduced by 2/3, about 25 minutes.
  2. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and return to sauce pan over low heat. Remove 1/4 cup of sauce and whisk with corn starch until smooth and then slowly whisk back into sauce pan. Stir in fine sea salt.
  3. Transfer to a storage container and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Recipe Notes

You can substitute other berry jams if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts
Cumberland Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 473
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1552mg 65%
Potassium 1022mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 78g 26%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 46g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 8.8%
Vitamin C 134.1%
Calcium 14.1%
Iron 12.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.