I have a treat for you guys today, just in time for Thanksgiving: an easy homemade cranberry sauce recipe! This flavorful and unique cranberry sauce is free of refined sugar and as easy as it gets to make. Sweet, tangy, and bright, it can also be made days in advance to save time.
Cranberry sauce is one of those things that can be really awesome or really gross. You know what I’m talking about – cue the canned weirdly gelatinous cranberry sauce, made from a tiny bit of actual cranberries but mostly just corn syrup and who knows what else.
If you normally use cranberry sauce out of a can, please try this recipe instead. It’s super easy, much tastier, and way healthier, too, with actual real food ingredients and no refined sugar.
All you need is: fresh cranberries, maple syrup, a fresh orange, and a little fresh thyme (this can be omitted to make the recipe even simpler, if you like).
Once you have your ingredients, you simply toss everything into a pan, stir over heat, and it’s ready. Easy as that!
10 minutes later and you will have way better than store bought homemade cranberry sauce! Garnish with a little extra thyme to make it look super fancy.
Make this ahead of time if you like and store in the fridge for a few days, to free up stovetop space on the big day.
Here’s the full recipe. Enjoy it!
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- Lemon Garlic String Beans – Another old favorite. Delicious and easy, these make a great side!
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A couple extras:
- Want a really easy non-pie dessert? Try my Sweet Potato Whole Wheat Bread Pudding. The recipe works with canned pumpkin, too!
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What’s on your Thanksgiving menu this year?