This Paleo Cranberry Sauce is sweetened with maple syrup or honey and has fresh ingredients and is healthier and tastier than the canned version.
Making your own cranberry sauce takes a bit longer than opening a can, but it only takes about 20 minutes and can be made in advance, so you’re not having to add one more thing when you’re cooking your Thanksgiving dinner.
The orange zest and spices give the recipe a little extra zing, and because it’s sweetened with orange juice and maple syrup or honey, it’s healthier than using refined white sugar. If you want to make it lower carb, you could substitute xylitol or erythritol.
I usually don’t like a lot of cranberry sauce with my turkey as it adds a little bit too much sweetness to the dish, but this one isn’t as sweet. You can make it as sweet as you like, though.
This cranberry sauce could be used as a topping on desserts too.
You don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to eat cranberries as they’re really good for you (full of vitamin c and other antioxidants) and can be used in other ways.
I like to buy bags of cranberries around Thanksgiving when they’re cheaper and store them in the freezer.