I love cranberry sauce from a can and am not ashamed to admit it. I crave cranberries with my Tofurky and have not yet tasted a fresh sauce that I love as much as a good solid can of whole berry sauce. It is like survival food because it comes out of the can looking like the can. Who cares….edamame looks strange too and we all love that.
So yesterday I set out to put a more healthful twist on this holiday must have.
Fresh Cranberry Sauce
By: S. Duquet
1 12 oz bag of fresh cranberries
1 10.5 oz can of mandarin oranges in mandarin orange juice (do not drain)
1/4 C cranberry juice (I used cran-raspberry)
1/4 C + 2 Tbsp maple syrup (I used maple syrup agave blend)
1/4 C dried currants
Zest of 3/4 orange
Make It Happen
~Put all ingredients in to a saucepan
~Bring to a boil
~Reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes
~Chill and serve to your adoring fans
The obvious application of this dish is with Tofurky of any kind, but it would be amazing on biscuits, lemon sorbet, sweet potatoes, tofu steaks…..It is juicy and sweet and perfectly tart. Sandy is an anti cranberry sauce activist and this dish brought her to the dark side of cranberry sauce adoration. I hope you enjoy it as well.
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Have a delicious day.
*Jellied cranberry sauce photo courtesy of www.sciencebuddies.org
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