There is nothing like homemade cranberry sauce on the Thanksgiving table. Fresh cranberries cook very quickly ( under 15 minutes), so it is so easy to make this delicious recipe there is really no reason not to make your own. I love this orange honey cranberry sauce that I originally saw on Food Doodles. It is a quick recipe that tastes exceptional and needs only about 5-10 minutes of prep and 15 minutes to cook.
Fresh Cranberries are tart. Many recipes call for a significant amount of sugar to overpower the tart cranberries. This recipe has no sugar and uses orange juice and honey to sweeten up the recipe.
The final product is a rich warm red color that looks very inviting and tastes delicious. In addition , i added some chopped apple and walnuts for some extra crunch to this sensational side.
Author: Judee Algazi from Gluten Free A-Z Blog
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Adapted from a recipe on Food Doodles.
1 12 ounce bag of organic cranberries
1/4 cup of water
3/4 cup of fresh squeezed organic orange juice ( took 3 oranges)
1/2 cup honey ( I always use raw local honey)
Zest from 1 organic orange
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Optional: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts ( I added them)
1 cup of chopped organic apple ( I added the apple)
Place everything but the honey in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer stirring frequently until mixture thickens ( about 12-15 minutes) .Shut off stove and add you raw organic now.
Mix and set into a serving bowl.
This sauce can be made the day before and served cold or at room temperature the next day. Although it is delicious no matter when you make it, the flavor is even better the next day.
I added the chopped apple to give it even a little more sweetness.
The walnuts added a little protein and fat to balance out the sweet dish!
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