Kickin’ Cranberry Sauce

Butternut is beautiful.

Pumpkin is perfect.

And sweet potatoes are special.

But there’s still one fall favorite that I’ve neglected.

Until now.

The cranberry.

I’m a fan of tart, acidic, and sour and cranberries are a beautiful balance of all of these things.

Like most of my “recipe’s” this is more of a recommendation for a combination of flavors and a suggestion to experiment alternatives to refined sugar.

Kickin’ Cranberry Sauce

  • cranberries (fresh or frozen, I used 12 ounces fresh)
  • apples and/or pears (I used 1.5 apples and a bosc pear)
  • dried dates (I used about 6 and it was quite tart, use more if you want it sweet)
  • fresh ginger, finely minced (I used lots-about 2 heaping tablespoons)
  • cinnamon to taste
  • optional: orange juice, orange zest, nutmeg, honey, maple syrup, or stevia to taste
Chop up the fruit, dates, and ginger and throw everything into a pot with ~1/2 cup of water.  Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 10-15 minutes.  I love how cranberry sauce thickens as it cools.
Cranberry sauce is a great way to get a good dose of vitamin c, fiber, urinary tract protection, and anti-inflammatory benefits.
And it’s delicious over Greek yogurt!

7 responses to “Kickin’ Cranberry Sauce

  1. ooh I may just have to pin this. I love the ingredient list!

  2. Beautiful pictures! I want to reach into my screen and grab a taste!

  3. I just bought cranberries today!!

    Love your dried fruit addition :)

  4. Yeah this sounds amazing! I love dates so I need to try this…and over some greek yogurt!

  5. That sounds delicious! I know that no one else in my family would like it, so I’ll have to make it for myself!

  6. Love this recipe! Will be linking back to this in my upcoming post :)

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