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Extremely Healthy Cranberry Sauce

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Extremely Healthy Cranberry Sauce

Extremely Healthy Cranberry Sauce

In the build up to Christmas, we have teamed up with a nutritionist to bring you a range of healthy but delicious recipes. Here is the first one for you to try. Look out for more in the coming days.

Extremely Healthy Cranberry Sauce

This really is a very easy but extremely fresh and tasty cranberry sauce. A perfect gift as well as delicious on your own table.

A homemade version of cranberry sauce looks more vibrant and a beautiful deep crimson colour, as well as being much healthier with no additives and natural sugar. The touch of orange gives it a beautiful tang as well as a helping of Vitamin C. Fresh cranberries (or even frozen ones) are little powerhouses of antioxidants to help ward off everyday germs and diseases.

Serves:                                  8 – 10 (1 medium sized jar)

Preparation Time:              2 minutes

Cook Time:                          5-10 minutes

Setting:                                 2 hours in the refrigerator


90ml maple syrup or raw honey

100ml fresh orange juice, plus 1tsp orange zest

275g fresh or frozen cranberries (if frozen, quantity must be net of glaze)


Place orange juice and maple syrup or honey in a pan and bring to the boil.

Stir in the cranberries and simmer until tender, but not mushy. This takes about 5 minutes from frozen and 8-10 minutes from fresh.

Leave to cool, then test flavour. If you prefer it sweeter, add more orange juice or maple syrup/honey.

The sauce will thicken as it cools. Can be kept in the fridge for up to a week, or jar immediately and seal.

cranberry sauce

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