If you’ve ever tried to find a cranberry sauce at your supermarket that isn’t loaded with refined sugar you’d know it’s almost impossible. We’ve literally checked dozens of brands at many different stores and there wasn’t a single one that would be acceptable in terms of following a paleo or primal diet.
Last year for Thanksgiving we went without cranberry sauce, but this year we’re making our own homemade version.
1 Cup Orange Juice
2 Cups Fresh Cranberries
1 1/2 Cups Dates
1. Measure out 2 cups of Cranberries, a cup of Orange Juice, and 1 1/2 cups of Dates.
The source of the of orange juice isn’t really important here; most natural orange juices from your grocer will be 100% juice without added sugar. If you wanted to be a perfectionist you could squeeze the juice yourself at home — but I’m sure you have plenty of other things you need to be doing to get ready for Thanksgiving.
2. Add the Cranberries and the Orange Juice to a sauce pan over medium heat. Stir it gently until…
3. The Cranberries begin to pop and split (this could get a little messy). Keep stirring and the sauce will begin to thicken into a gel.
4. Remove from heat and pour the sauce into a blender of food processor (we used our Ninja) along with the Dates. Blend until smooth and then refrigerate the sauce. The longer the sauce is refrigerated the sweeter it becomes.
5. Serve and enjoy.
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