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!
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7 Responses to Kickin’ Cranberry Sauce

  1. Allie Finch says:

    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. Kath says:

    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. marla says:

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

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