More than any other fruit scarlet red one belongs to winter. The Best Cranberry Sauce Recipe is fresh, sweet and tart at the same time!
The Best Cranberry Sauce Recipe Video
How to Jazz up The Best Cranberry Sauce Recipe
To jazz up the best cranberry sauce is by picking the freshest cranberries along with the spices. Cranberries should bounce and if they do not bounce, they are rotten.
The color of the cranberry should be vibrant red and free from lumps and bruises. As the cranberries cook notice they are loaded with juice and very tart.
Adding freshly squeezed orange juice will add sweetness and seasonal spices of cinnamon and nutmeg will be warming and enrich with extra nutrients.
What take the Bitterness out of Cranberry Sauce
Bitterness from the cranberry sauce is because it is tart and filled with vitamin C. The coconut sugar and orange zest and juice will cut the taste of bitterness out of the cranberry sauce.
Sweetness from the cranberry sauce will come from the coconut sugar and oranges.
Seasoning with salt and pepper will balances out tart and sweet and emerging all the flavor of this traditional cranberry sauce.
Health Benefits of Cranberries Sauce
Cranberries are in season right now and perfect for the during the winter months not just because of its rich red color but because it is a super fruit.
Cranberries are filled with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer priorities and loaded with tons of Vitamin C.
When you select your cranberries make sure they are firm and a deep red color.
To clean cranberries remove the stems and rinse in cold, vinegar water, pat dry on a clean dish towel. Store cranberries in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to one month in your crisper.
You can freeze on a baking sheet and then place in a zip lock bag for up to a year.
Using fresh Oranges in the cranberry sauce recipes has some amazing health benefits such as supporting the immune system.
Partnering oranges and cranberries together give a powerful punch of Vitamin C and anti-inflammatory properties.
Cinnamon is from a bark of a tree and in Cranberry Sauce Recipe is loaded with antioxidants. Cinnamon contains iron and calcium and balances blood sugar. Finally, Cinnamon can boost memory and physical production that is much needed this time or year.
Nutmeg is a flavorful seed and is a spice that I again use in a lot of fall and winter dishes. Containing antibacterial components to kill germs and boost health, Nutmeg needs to be in your spice cabinet and in this recipe.
Is Coconut Sugar Better than Real Sugar
Made from the sap of a coconut palm tree; coconut sugar is better than real sugar.
There are many nutrients in coconut sugar that real sugar just cannot provide such has loaded with zinc, calcium and potassium.
Also, coconut sugar lower risk of your blood sugar spike causing your “sugar craving” to fill satisfied and not carving more.
Finally, I do suggest treating coconut sugar like any sweetener in moderate. Coconut Sugar is higher in calories and should be used in a well balance diet.
Tools Needed to Make the Best Cranberry Sauce Recipe
After many years of cooking and a drawers filled with tools, you really one need certain piece equipment that are good quality and to create amazing cranberry sauce.
Measuring Spoons in baking is one thing I have learned; it MEASURES everything such as baking soda. It is nice to have 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1 teaspoon and 1/2, 1 tablespoon as well.
Measuring Cups are a must and a variety of size such as 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and 1 cup are essential.
A good Wooden Spoon is necessary for make this cranberry sauce recipe. Wooden Spoons are inexpensive, heat resistant and easy to clean. I love balancing the wooden spoon on top of my saucepan to prevent anything boiling over.
Stainless Steel Saucepan is awesome because it does not leach chemicals, easy to clean and prevents stains from cranberries.
How to Make the Best Cranberry Sauce Recipe
Thanksgiving is never complete unless you have the best Cranberry Sauce Recipe. Cranberry Sauce is amazing and filled with anti-oxidants and helps urinary tract infections!
Also, did you know that eating one cup of cranberries can give up to 100% vitamin C.
Finally, cranberries are linked to help fight hypertension!
- 12 ounces of fresh organic cranberries
- 3/4 cup of raw coconut sugar
- 1 cup of freshly squeeze orange juice.
- ½ cup of filtered water
- ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 4 tablespoons of orange zest
- Season with Salt and pepper
First, in saucepan add fresh cranberries, water, coconut sugar and orange zest. To zest your orange, use a zester or cheese grater.
Season the cranberries with salt and pepper and add fourth teaspoon of cinnamon and nutmeg. Next, bring cranberries to a boil and then reduce to low heat and cook for twenty-five minutes until sauce thickens. Notice the cranberries breaking down and a popping sound as you stir the sauce.
Remove saucepan from heat and add orange juice and give the cranberry sauce a good stir. Let cranberries sit on counter until it is at room temperature, then serve. You can serve cranberries warm or cold as well, the possibilities are endless.
Make your cranberry sauce recipe a few days ahead to let the flavor develop and enrich the taste.
Serve this cranberry sauce recipe with a season meal or a traditional holiday feast.
Store Cranberry Sauce in the refrigerator in an airtight container up to five days. If making in advance can store in freezer or preserved by canning.