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Hearth & Home – Cranberry Sauce Four New Ways

By Janae Jean –

For Thanksgiving, we are sharing four different takes on the classic cranberry sauce. The cranberry, is second only to the blueberry in antioxidant capacity per cup. They are also high in vitamins C and E and fiber and very low in sugar with only 46 calories per cup. Fresh cranberries can be stored in refrigeration in tightly sealed plastic bags for up to two months. Cranberries may be eaten cooked or raw.

Orange-Cranberry Sauce

12 ounces fresh cranberries, rinsed and pat dry
½ cup white cane sugar
1 cup orange juice
¼ cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon cloves
¼ teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon lemon extract
A pinch of salt

Place cranberries in a pot. Stir in sugar, orange juice and water. Bring to a boil. Simmer for three minutes. Stir in spices and lemon extract. Cool and chill for at least an hour before serving.

 

Maple-Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

12 ounces fresh cranberries, rinsed and pat dry
¼ cup white cane sugar
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup black cherry juice
½ cup water
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon bourbon
A pinch of salt

Place cranberries in a pot. Stir in sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, cherry juice and salt. Bring to a boil. Simmer for three minutes. Remove from heat and stir in bourbon. Cool and chill for at least an hour before serving.

 

Raw Cranberry Sauce

12 ounces fresh cranberries, rinsed and pat dry
1/3 cup white cane sugar
1 green apple, chopped
Juice of two lemons
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Salt to taste

Chop fresh cranberries and apple. Toss together with sugar, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar. Chill for at least one hour before serving.

 

Spicy Cranberry Sauce

12 ounces fresh cranberries, rinsed and pat dry
½ cup white cane sugar
1 jicama, peeled (use a knife) and julienned
Juice of one lime
1 cup water
1 teaspoon garlic
1 jalapeño, chopped
½ teaspoon cayenne
½ teaspoon paprika
Freshly ground salt and black pepper to taste

Mix fresh cranberries and chopped jicama. Stir in sugar and lime juice. Set aside. Bring water to a boil and add fruit blend. Simmer for five minutes. In a small bowl, mix together garlic and jalapeño. Stir into fruit. Add spices and salt and black pepper to taste. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for about an hour before serving to allow the flavors to integrate. Serve chilled.

Food Facts:
https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/cranberries-year-round-superfood
http://www.whfoods.com/

 

Janae Jean serves as editor, social media manager and podcast co-host for Conscious Community Magazine. She enjoys improvising in the kitchen and creating recipes with her loved ones and is very grateful for their suggestions, feedback and assistance.Visit www.perennialmusicandarts.com and www.janaejean.com for updates, articles and more.

 

 

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