Tarty Party Cranberry Sauce

by mratner


I played with a cranberry sauce recipe and here’s what I came up with. It’s tart!

12 oz fresh cranberries (or thawed if frozen)

1/2 C no-sugar-added applesauce (not the same as sugar free – check the ingredients. You can use 1 C applesauce to make it sweeter but make sure you count in the extra carbs)

zest of 1 orange

1 medium saucepan

1 potato masher

Something to stir with 😉

Total recipe carbs: 49 grams

In medium size saucepan, add 6 oz of cranberries and enough water to cover them about 2/3 of the way up. Cover and heat on low  until cranberries begin to pop (about 10-15 minutes). Uncover and mash with a potato masher. Stir in 1/2 C applesauce and remaining cranberries. Cover with splatter guard and simmer until remaining berries begin to pop (about another 10 minutes). Turn off heat and mix and mash the berrylicious concoction. Pour into a bowl and let cool. You may have a bit of burnt berry on the bottom of your saucepan. Make sure you leave it there. This recipe tastes much better without burnt berry of any kind in it. Within two hours of making this, it had thickened quite a bit and was cool enough to garnish with some zested grapefruit slices (or orange or lemon – your choice).

Store in fridge and let thicken for another two hours to reach ideal set point.