‘Clean’ Cranberry Sauce

There’s nothing better than Christmas dinner, with all the trimmings and sauces, however a lot of these side sauces can be deceivingly unhealthy, and packed with unnecessary sugars. This ‘clean’ cranberry sauce is the perfect addition to your Christmas plate (and all the turkey leftovers!), and you’ll be happy to know that it is incredibly easy to make. All you need is one pan, and you’re good to go! I always think, the less mess and things to clean on Christmas day, the better!

  • 12 ounce bag of fresh cranberries (approx. 3 1/4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup (I definitely think honey works better!)
  • 1 medium cinnamon stick
  • Zest of one large orange
  • 1 cup water

What to do-
  1. Place all of the ingredients in the pan, and turn your hob on to a medium heat.
  2. Cook your sauce over a medium heat for about 30-40 minutes, until most of the liquid has reduced down to a thicker sauce consistency, and stir occasionally. Once most of the liquid is cooked, turn the pan down to a simmer. *Make sure you don’t let ALL the liquid burn of or it will start to burn, and who wants burnt cranberry sauce?
  3. Allow it to cool before you dive in. This will give you chance to prep some of the other ingredients for your dinner.
That’s it- three easy steps and you’re done. Plus apart from being SO much better for you, I honestly think it tastes a lot more fresh and tasty (please let me know if you agree!).

Image: Ambitious Kitchen

I just want to say a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all. For anyone that has been following my blog, or others that have just had a read for the first time, THANK YOU! I can’t wait to give you more content, before and into the New Year!
This year has been weird and wonderful, but for now… Everything is ‘so far so good!’
Festive Love,
Sopha x

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