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You have got to try this easy homemade cranberry sauce made with honey! As long as I can remember, cranberry sauce meant that purple stuff that slides out of the can in one big piece. If you’re used to buying this from the grocery store for your Thanksgiving dinner, you should know that the ingredients in the most popular brand are: Cranberries, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Water, and Corn Syrup. Yes, twice. That’s a whole heck of a lot of corn syrup and GMOs. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce Made With Honey
You really don’t need to make cranberry sauce with high fructose corn syrup. You don’t even need to make it with granulated white sugar. This easy homemade cranberry sauce made with honey is a much more allergy friendly choice and it’s delicious! The fruit flavors really come through in this recipe.
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Cranberries have natural pectin so there is no need to add any kind of pectin or gelatin to this recipe. It will firm up and gel naturally provided you do not overcook it. Overcooking it will break down the natural pectin so it doesn’t gel.
For more family favorite Thanksgiving dishes, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:
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7 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
17 minTotal Time
- 2 cups whole cranberries, fresh
- 1/8 cup orange juice
- 1/8 cup apple cider
- 1/2 cup local honey
- Wash the cranberries and remove any that are bad.
- Put the orange juice, apple cider and honey in the large pot and bring it to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes to let the flavors mix and the honey dissolve.
- Add the cranberries and cook only until they pop and it starts to thicken - no more than 15 minutes.
- Spoon it into a mold if you'll be using one or pour it into a bowl and allow to set for 6 hours.
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