This cranberry sauce is our very favorite – rich in spiced fruit flavor, with NO refined white sugar. This sauce is lightly sweetened with coconut sugar and a bit of raw honey, ensuring that the fruit is the star of the show. Try it with your turkey and stuffing this year!
Spiced Apple-Orange Cranberry Sauce
- 1/2 orange
- 2 cups filtered water
- 1 tart apple
- 3 cups fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 2 Tbs raw honey
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- Juice the orange and set the juice aside. Remove the membrane from the rind of the orange, then dice the rind. In a saucepan over high heat, combine the rind and the water. Bring to a boil, then cook for 10 minutes. Drain, and set the rind aside.
- Peel, core, and dice the apple into 1/2 inch pieces. Sort the cranberries, making sure to remove and discard any soft ones. Add the apple and cranberries to the saucepan along with the orange juice, orange rind, coconut sugar, honey, cinnamon, and cloves. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and partially cover the pan. Simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened and the apples are tender and the cranberries have burst, 10-15 minutes.
- Transfer the sauce to a bowl and cool for 1 hour before serving. Enjoy!