Thanksgiving is over and the winter holidays are on our tail– what better to accompany a holiday meal then deliciously tart & sweet Orange-Cranberry Sauce.
Cranberries are actually something of a powerhouse for our body’s health. They are very high in antioxidants compared to other fruits and are also very low in sugar. They have been found to help treat and prevent urinary tract infections as well as support healthy digestion, reduce bad cholesterol, and boost our immune system.
There are many ways to get cranberries into our diet, including at holiday time in the form of cranberry sauce and cranberry relish. At other times of the year, we can add naturally sweetened dried cranberries to homemade paleo granola. They are a delicious treat any time of the year!
- 1 bag cranberries
- 1 piece orange peel, about 3-4 inches long
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Juice of 2 oranges
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1/2 tsp all-spice
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Place all ingredients except maple syrup in sauce pan.
- Heat pan on stove until boiling and then lower to simmer until cranberries pop and liquid thickens. Stir regularly.
- Once cranberry sauce thickens, pour in maple syrup and stir until incorporated.
- Remove from heat and let cool slightly before refrigerating for short period. Be sure to remove cinnamon stick before serving.
Cranberry sauce can be made in a variety of ways. You can shift up the flavor profile by using cider instead of fresh squeezed orange juice.