Hi friends! I hope you had a great weekend!
Speaking to my U.S. readers for a second – Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only 17 days away?! And my family is celebrating less than 2 weeks from now – so soon!
I’m not sure what I’m bringing to Thanksgiving Dinner yet, for either of the 2 celebrations we’re attending, but when I picked up a big bag of cranberries recently, I got really excited about holiday cooking :)
I’ve never made (or possibly even eaten) cranberry sauce before. I think any dinner I’ve been to only has the stuff that comes out of a can, and that stuff gives me the heebie-geebies, so I never gave it much of a thought.
I decided to make my own sauce that, while slightly sweet and a different (read: natural) consistency, doesn’t have any ingredients that make me squirm.
Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce
- 3 cups water
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 4 cups (a 32-oz. bag) of cranberries
1. In a relatively large stockpot, bring 3 cups of water to a boil.
2. Once boiling, add the syrup, honey, and sugar and stir until the sweeteners are dissolved.
3. Bring the temp down to a simmer and add cranberries. Let simmer (with the lid off) for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Turn the heat off and put the lid on the pot. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
5. Add the sauce to desired dish, and Enjoy!
This sauce is great on oatmeal, homemade pancakes or waffles, on top of organic meat, drizzled over baked potatoes and roasted squash, and even scooped up with organic tortilla chips.
This sauce also freezes very well, so since this makes a large batch, don’t be afraid to freeze it in a glass container. To thaw, just place it in the fridge for about 1 day before eating.
What about Thanksgiving are you most excited for?
Are you cooking or baking for Thanksgiving dinner? What do you plan to make?