Zesty Cranberry Sauce

Zesty Cranberry Sauce
A paleo-friendly version of a Thanksgiving favorite!
  • 4 cups of fresh organic cranberries, rinsed
  • 1 cup unfiltered, organic apple juice
  • Zest and juice from 1 large orange
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 1 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  1. Place cranberries in a medium sized sauce pan.
  2. Add apple juice, orange zest and orange juice to the pot and bring to a boil over med-high heat.
  3. Add lemon zest, honey, cinnamon sticks and ginger, reduce heat to low, and allow cranberries to simmer and pop. Stir often.
  4. After most of the cranberries have popped and the sauce has thickened, remove from heat and allow to cool.
  5. Transfer the sauce to a glass tupperware and store in the fridge to further "flavor-fy" until ready to use.
This dish is one that is best made a day or two in advance.


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Comments (4)

  • Lisa 5 years ago Reply

    I made a traditional version with 2/3 cup raw sugar, 1/2 cup OJ and 1/2 cup water, and this one. After comparing several Paleo recipes, this seemed to suit my family’s taste the best, but the amount of liquid seemed too much compared others. I decided to leave out the cup of water. Now that I’ve finished both, I am proud to say they turned out almost exactly the same consistency. I think the extra cup of water would make it too runny.

    primalpeak 5 years ago Reply

    Hi Lisa,

    I agree. I just went in and omitted the water. I live at high altitude and find that liquid evaporates quicker, so the water allows for the flavors to simmer together longer, but I can see it being too much in most cases. I usually make this a couple days prior to when we eat it and it seems to congeal well in the fridge. I appreciate your comment and think it’s a good call:-)

  • Lisa 4 years ago Reply

    I made this again this year, and didn’t make a traditional version for the non-paleo folks. We decided last year that this version is as good or better as the kind made with sugar! I can’t wait to eat it tomorrow.

    primalpeak 4 years ago Reply

    Yay!! I’m so glad, Lisa! Enjoy.

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