Paleo cranberry sauce recipe
I am preparing my Thanksgiving meal for my kids and my youngest son Kaden really wants cranberry sauce. I’m not a huge fan but I have made it many times. It was my job as a child to make it for Thanksgiving and Christmas the old fashioned way with a meat grinder and tons of sugar, apples and oranges along with the cranberries. Then again at a cafe I worked at, only this recipe was a chutney that was popular in the 90’s. It had less sugar but included celery, nuts and onion. I decided to create my own that was paleo approved and just as good as the previous versions.
I just started adding ingredients that I thought would be great and it worked on the first try. Since I cook intuitively, I am not surprised. I did make slight adjustments as I went but it is pretty amazing as far as cranberry sauce goes. Kaden will love it and that is what matters. He also requires gravy so that is next on my list, but I love gravy as well. That will be more of a challenge since I can’t use wheat flour. Stay tuned for that recipe.
I really love Thanksgiving and look forward to our time together as a family. This is the first year that Keira (or any of my kids for that matter) is bringing her boyfriend. I am looking forward to getting to know him better. Don’t worry, I’ll post pictures. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
- 6 oz organic cranberries
- 1 tsp vanilla preferably homemade
- ⅓ cp unsweetened organic apple juice
- ¼ cp fresh orange juice
- 1 tb lemon juice
- ⅛ tsp Himalayan sea salt. I get mine at Homegoods $5.99 for 32 oz made by Spice Labs
- Zest of an orange
- A bit of lemon zest. I use a couple of strips
- 2 tbs organic Grade B maple syrup. I get mine here
- 2 tbs coconut sugar
- ¼ cp chopped walnuts
- Add everything but the walnuts to a saucepan. Simmer until most of the cranberries pop, stirring occasionally. Stir in the walnuts.
- You can increase the sweetness if desired. I don't think it needs it but everyone is different.
- Allow to cool overnight to develop all the flavors. It really thickens up as it cools.
I love this zester as it gives you strips instead of mush