Tuesday, December 10, 2013

No Sugar Holiday Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sause was always a holiday favorite of mine growing up.  I only liked the "jellied" kind, and thought people who ate the chunky kind were so strange.  Then a couple years ago I tried making my own.  Not only did I discover that I loved hot cranberry sauce, but I discovered that the "chunky" kind was so amazingly delicious.  I have not bought canned cranberry sauce since that discovery.  

Typically, you would add sugar into a cranberry sauce recipe, but since I don't like all that unnecessary sugar, I use honey instead.  Here is the simplest (and most delicious) cranberry sauce you will ever make:

You will Need:

1 (12 oz) bag of cranberries
1 cup orange juice (from a container or juice your own)
1/2-3/4 cup honey (adjust to your tastes)
Dash or two of cinnamon

*Put all ingredients into a medium pot and turn the heat to medium high.
*Cook, stirring occasionally until you begin to notice the cranberries "popping"
*Once most of the cranberries have "popped," turn the heat down to low and cook for another 5 minutes.  
*Remove from heat and allow to stand.  The mixture will continue to thicken as it stands.

You can serve this warm (which is so good), or refrigerate it until it's nice and cold before serving.

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