It’s the Holidays!!
Here in the US, Thanksgiving, aka Turkey Day, is just around the corner, while in other parts of the world people are gearing up for Christmas. If you’re celebrating any of the holidays with a turkey, you almost certainly like to add a dish of Cranberry Sauce to the feast. Personally I think turkey and cranberry sauce together are the absolute bomb. So I thought I’d whip us up a SANE version, because who wants to down all that pesky sugar with your cranberries? Not to mention that choosing healthy food shouldn’t preclude you from all the deliciousness that the holidays bring.
Want SANE cranberries? Your turkey shall not be naked!
Then I remembered that in the US, at least, there is this other version of Cranberry Sauce which is smooth, jellied and you slice into rounds. Between you and me, I think it’s very strange, but each to their own. Notwithstanding that I think round, sliced, smooth cranberry sauce is a little odd, I made a SANE version of that too. I am putting the recipes on different posts so that you can print both of the recipes out with that nifty little print function. Unfortunately I can’t add two recipes to the same post and get the little printy thing on both, and since I didn’t want to discriminate between the Lumpy Cranberry Sauce Lovers v. the Smooth Cranberry Sauce Lovers on who would get the print button, two separate posts it is. If you are looking for the lumpy version, it’s right here on this page. If you’re looking for the smooth version you can find it here.
This is super simple to make and done in 15.
SANE holiday cheer to you and yours!
- Zest and juice of 1 large orange
- Approx. 3/4 cup / 6 fl oz. hot water (see instructions)
- 12 oz. / 340g fresh cranberries
- 8 oz. / 225g xylitol
- Put an apron on. Seriously. Cranberry juice stains like the devil.
- Zest the orange straight into a pan.
- Juice the orange and add enough water to make 1 cup / 8 fl oz.
- Put the orange juice water, cranberries, and xylitol in the pan with the zest and stir well.
- Over a high heat bring to the boil.
- Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, stirring well and often.
- Remove from the heat and careful pour the sauce into a bowl.
- Leave to cool completely.