Thursday, November 26, 2015

Homemade Cranberry Sauce in 25 minutes





This is a perfect cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving or Christmas. It is a mixture of tart cranberries, sweet apple, walnuts and tangy citrus. Fresh cranberries cook very quickly ( under 15 minutes), so it is easy to make this delicious seasonal sauce. It is a quick recipe that tastes exceptional and needs only about 5-10 minutes of prep and 15 minutes to cook. Can be and should be made in the day before which frees you up Thanksgiving day.

Fresh Cranberries are tart. Many recipes call for a significant amount of white sugar to overpower the tart cranberries. This recipe has no added sugar and uses fruit and honey to sweeten up the recipe.


fresh red cranberries


The final product is a rich warm red color that looks very inviting and tastes delicious. In addition , i added some chopped walnuts for some little bit of crunch and to take away from the sweetness.




Judee Algazi from Gluten Free A-Z Blog
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
1 12 ounce bag of organic cranberries
2 cups of organic apple, chopped
1/4 cup of water
Juice of 3 (med-large) organic oranges
1/2 cup honey ( I always use raw local honey)
Zest from 1 organic orange
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts added at the end



Directions:
Place everything except the honey in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer stirring frequently until mixture thickens ( about 12-15 minutes) . Remove from the stove, allow to cool slightly and then mix in the honey.
Pour into a serving bowl, chill overnight. Serve cold or at room temperature





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1 comment:

  1. Your cranberry sauce looks delicious, Judee! I love that you used raw honey and the addition of the apple and walnuts. Thank you so much for sharing this healthy holiday recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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