Festive Cranberry Sauce embraces cherished fall spices, citrus, and crisp apple. Oh November, how I have missed you so. This is the time when people remember to give thanks for all that is good in our lives; whether it is a partner, kids, pets, family, friends, our jobs, a roof over our head, health, and the list goes on, we stop to give thanks. We visit with friends, family and neighbors, and we eat a whole lot. Thanksgiving is just not right without Cranberry Sauce, at least not in my book, cookbook that is. Leftovers especially, would not be the same without cranberry sauce. We all look forward to the foods we only make once a year, maybe twice, and we make the best out of our leftovers. Leftover love, (#leftoverlove )lives here my friends. It lives and stays here. Turkey sandwiches with cranberry sauce, a little mayo and various toppings. Oh my my, I am so excited. I am sure you are all excited as well. Well I have to get back to cooking so I will keep it short. The great thing about cranberry sauce is that you can make it a day ahead, so you have one less thing to worry about on Thanksgiving day. I hope you enjoy, this sauce as well as your Thanksgiving. I will be watching the parade as we cook in the morning, and be thinking of you all as well.
Festive Cranberry Sauce
– dairy free, soy free and gluten free recipe from scratch
- 3/4 Cup sugar (if you like your cranberry sauce more sour, reduce sugar to 1/2 Cup)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup Orange Juice with pulp (not from Concentrate)
- 1 (16-ounce) bag fresh cranberries
- 1 cup diced crisp apple, 1/4 – 1/2 inch pieces ( I used a Honey Crisp Apple)
- 1 TBSP. fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 large sage leaf, whole
1. Combine the sugar, orange juice, and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil then cook on medium for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Add the cranberries and sage leaf and return to a boil, then lower the heat so that the liquid simmers for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. The liquid will reduce and cranberries will pop.
3. Stir and add the diced apple, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg and cook for about 5 minutes. Let the sauce set up while it cools slightly . Remove and dispose of sage leaf before serving.
A gluten free, soy free, dairy free Cranberry Sauce from scratch, recipe.