Last Updated on March 23, 2023 by Ellen Christian
You have got to try this easy homemade cranberry sauce made with honey! Try my homemade whole cranberry sauce recipe today.
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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.
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.
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:
- Easy Italian Stuffed Artichokes by Tools 2 Tiaras
- Pre-Thanksgiving Meal Crockpot Pork Chops by Controlled Confusion
- Roasted Pears with Spices and Saint Geric by Life with Lisa
- Berry Special Holiday Drinks by Champagne Living
- Favorite Thanksgiving Serving Dishes by Rajean Blomquist
- 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 0g
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