Homemade Cranberry sauce made with fresh organic cranberries, orange juice and ginger makes a delicious accompaniment for your holiday turkey.
Cranberry sauce is one of those foods that looks like it’s difficult to make. It’ can’t be easy to transform berries into a thin jelly that’s in the shape of a can 🙂 . Once I discovered all that’s needed to make homemade cranberry sauce is a few simple ingredients that are left to cook on top of the stove, it’s been on my Thanksgiving table ever since.
Not only does homemade sauce taste better than its canned counterpart, it’s healthier too. Canned cranberry sauce is sweetened with high fructose corn syrup. Homemade cranberry sauce is sweetened with fresh squeezed orange juice and maple syrup. Once you have a taste of this , you will never go back to the canned sauce – trust me.
It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Plans are being made for festive holiday dinners across the country as we prepare to celebrate a day of thanks. I think every day should be Thanksgiving, and I’m not talking about the food. This week I am joining some of my blogging friends in a thankful challenge. There is always something to be thankful for, even when times are tough – that’s when it matters most! At the end of every day I think of at least three things that I am thankful for. Today I am thankful for my warm house (it’s cold out!), my family (they are always on my list), and the extra hour that I had yesterday because of the time time change, and homemade cranberry sauce! What are you thankful for today?
- 2 cups of organic cranberries
- 1 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
- 3 to 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- Place all of the ingredients into a saucepan
- Cook at medium heat stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes until most of the berries have popped and liquid becomes thick.
- If you like a smooth sauce process it in a food processor
Are you looking for a few more Thanksgiving sides? Check out these Gingered Sweet Potatoes. They are naturally sweet,gluten free and dairy free.
Be sure to check out these other posts in #TheThankfulChallenge
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