Thanksgiving Series #1 Cranberry Sauce

If you have ever prepared Thanksgiving dinner, then you might be guilty of buying canned cranberry sauce at one point. Have you ever looked to see what is really in that stuff? Lets take a look…

For canned cranberry sauce we have cranberries, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, water, and Corn Syrup….would you like some cranberries with your Corn Syrup? Yes please.

So now that you know what is in one of these canned cranberry concoctions you want to make your own cranberry sauce right? Well you should, and guess what…it takes almost the same amount of time as it does to open one of these cans…with a spoon.

Okay, it takes a bit more time but trust me, it’s worth it. Here is the recipe:

8 oz. (about 3 cups ) cranberries
6 oz. pitted dates ( about 3/4 cup after being processed in a processor )
2 tablespoons of Orange juice
1/2 cup of water
Pinch of Cinnamon

And here is how you prepare it:

You might be thinking that the dates in this recipe is a little weird. Usually cranberry sauce calls for regular old sugar but if I can avoid refined sugars then I will do so. I will also be keeping things gluten free. Stay tuned for some more thanksgiving recipes that will be coming up. What are some of your favorite thanksgiving dishes?

  1. Too bad the bad cranberry sauce from a can tastes so good. I remember that you thought as a kid that was the best part of Thanksgiving dinner and went for the cranberry sauce first. It's great to know another option for healthier cranberry sauce. Will love having it and everything else that goes with it as you prepare it. Life is an adventure!!! xoxoxoxox

  2. for some reason this post made me laugh…make your own freakin’ sauce.

    it’s not hard to make everything from scratch. the only PITA is the massive amount of dishes you have when you are real food cook. with 2 kids. gah.

    going to share this on pinterest…

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