recipes · Side Dish

Homemade Natural Cranberry Sauce and Relish

Natural Cranberry Sauce

Forget store-bought or canned, homemade natural cranberry sauce is essential for Thanksgiving.  It may seem like just one more thing to make for the big day, but with a little planning and making ahead of time, homemade and natural cranberry sauce and/or relish make the perfect addition.

Natural Cranberry Orange Sauce (serves 12)

Ingredients (preferably organic)

  • 16 oz Cranberries
  • 2 Oranges
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 cup maple syrup (grade B)
  • 1 cup filtered water
Begin by chopping two whole oranges in either the food processor or blender.
Begin by chopping two whole oranges in either the food processor or blender.

 

Add one cup of water, chopped oranges and cranberries to a sauce pan.  Over medium heat bring to a simmer.  Cranberries will begin to pop.
Add one cup of water, chopped oranges and cranberries to a sauce pan. Over medium heat bring to a simmer. Cranberries will begin to pop.

 

Simmer for about 20 min. Add spices.
Simmer for about 20 min. Add spices.

 

Sauce will thicken when done.
Sauce will thicken when done.

 

Remove from heat and add Maple syrup.
Remove from heat and add Maple syrup.

 

It makes a beautiful presentation that everyone will enjoy!
It makes a beautiful presentation that everyone will enjoy!

 

I have been making this natural cranberry relish for years now and my family looks forward to it every year.  This year, we are hosting Thanksgiving and plan to have close to 30 people… which is why I made a double batch and I’m starting my cooking a little early.

Relish is great to make a little early, the flavors will blend and the cane juice will help bring the juices out of the cranberries and oranges.  This recipe is so simple and takes only minutes to make.  I hope you love it as much as my family does.

 

Natural Cranberry Orange Relish (serves 12)

Ingredients  (preferably organic)

  • 16 oz Cranberries
  • 2 oranges
  • 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of evaporated cane juice (depending on your taste)
Place 1 whole chopped orange and 8 oz of the cranberries into the food processor.
Place 1 whole chopped orange and 8 oz of the cranberries into the food processor.
Chop until very fine, but not mushy.
Chop until very fine, but not mushy.
Never ever ever use processed sugar! Choose evaporated cane juice, which is the natural form of the white poison.
Never ever ever use processed sugar! Choose evaporated cane juice, which is the natural form of the white poison. Learn more about the dangers of processed sugar…. HERE!

 

Add Cranberry mixture and sugar to a large mixing bowl, stir to combine.
Add Cranberry mixture and sugar to a large mixing bowl, stir to combine.

 

Serve after chilling four or more hours in the refrigerator.
Serve after chilling four or more hours in the refrigerator.

 

Two delicious sauces, Great to make ahead!
Two delicious sauces, Great to make ahead!

 

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving! Let me know what you think… I love feedback!

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3 thoughts on “Homemade Natural Cranberry Sauce and Relish

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