Cranberry sauce, the perfect balance of sweet, spicy, and tart. What Thanksgiving meal is complete without a bowl this jewel-colored fruit sauce?
I’ll be honest I avoided cranberry sauce as a kid. Many people have a strong aversion to the underappreciated condiment. Sadly I think that is because, for many people, myself included our only experience with the sauce is the thick jelly like disk sliced from the can. (Now if you have sentimental ties to the can, no offence intended.)
In my late 20s I finally decided it was time to give cranberry sauce another try. What a surprise I was in for when I made my first batch at home. It was delightful! This real food spiced cranberry sauce has been my go-to recipe ever since.
People often get intimidated when they think of making their own cranberry sauce when really it is one if the easiest if not the easiest dish out of all the traditional Thanksgiving dishes to prepare!
This real food spiced cranberry sauce is full of fresh organic cranberries, unrefined sugar, orange juice, and a touch of cinnamon and ginger. It is a lot of sugar, but it balances out the tart cranberries without being cloyingly sweet. Plus it’s the holidays, it’s okay to have a few compromises.
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Real Food Spiced Cranberry Sauce
6 cups fresh cranberries
1 cup orange juice
1 cup water
1 cup unrefined sugar
1 tsp orange zest
1 tsp powdered cinnamon
1/2 tsp powdered ginger
1. Add everything to a medium sized sauce pot. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
2.Reduce the heat and cover, cook for 15 minutes, stirring every couple minutes.
3. The sauce should last in the fridge for at least a month.
- 6 cups fresh cranberries
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup unrefined sugar
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 1 tsp powdered cinnamon
- ½ tsp powdered ginger
- Add everything to a medium sized sauce pot. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Reduce the heat and cover, cook for 15 minutes, stirring every couple minutes.
- The sauce should last in the fridge for at least a month.