A holiday feast is just not the same without pretty cranberry sauce to brighten the table. Canned cranberry sauce can’t compare taste wise or nutrition-wise to homemade, but the downside is that most cranberry sauce recipes use A LOT of sugar. Try this healthier alternative.
12 ounces of fresh cranberries
1 orange, peeled and cut into small pieces
1 apple, diced
¼ cup water
¼ cup pure maple syrup or coconut nectar
⅛ tsp ground cloves
⅛ tsp ground anise
Pinch of sea salt
1. Mix water, cranberries, orange, and apple pieces in a pan and simmer over medium heat, stirring often until the cranberries start to split open.
2. Stir in maple syrup, salt and spices.
3. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often.
4. If you prefer a smoother cranberry sauce, blend all the ingredients until smooth.
5. Chill and Enjoy!
Serves 8 | Prep Time: 20 mins