To get you ready for Thanksgiving, I experimented with another recipe. I kept this cranberry sauce simple using fresh and healthy ingredients, just the way I like to cook!
Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce
6 cups fresh cranberries
1 cup maple syrup
¼ cup orange juice
1 tsp salt
Combine all ingredients in large sauce pan. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cranberries have broken down and sauce has thickened. Serve warm or cold. Leftovers freeze well!
I'm going to be really honest with you....this was my first time making or even TRYING cranberry sauce. I just thought cranberry sauce meant the stuff you slop out of a can and I blew my own mind with this one. It's good, but take that for what it's worth - I really don't know any different. :)
Since that probably wasn't too convincing, I'll sell you on nutrition facts. Cranberries' antioxidant capacity is almost unmatched; they rank #6 on the list of top 20 foods for antioxidant levels.
Emily Fonnesbeck RD, CD, CLT