23 Nov

Gourmet Cranberry Sauce (Sugar free!)

I’ve always loved a gourmet cranberry sauce, like Emeril Lagasse makes, with hints of orange juice and zest and a red wine to add subtle but complex flavors.  My version is actually quite different, since I replace the water with pomegranate juice, which is so naturally sweet I’m able to get away with NO SUGAR and very little honey as a foil for the tart cranberries.  It’s not super sweet, but it is delicious and my kids were delighted to eat this with their turkey and stuffing.  My husband loves the complexities of the orange, cinnamon & red wine…give it a try!

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Nutritional Note:  This recipe is Paleo, complies with SCD & GAPS (with a little wine or you can leave it out), is Vegetarian.  It’s not Clean due to the wine and the little bit of honey used.

Prep time:  It takes just a few minutes to prep, and about 30 minutes to reduce down the cranberry sauce to the thick, viscous consistency we are familiar with.

Yield: Plenty of cranberry sauce for a Thanksgiving dinner!  Approximately 1.5 quarts.

Tools:  Large sautee pan, a strainer, a spatula, and a few measuring spoons/cups.

Recipe Cost: Approximately $21.99

Ingredients:

3 each 12 oz small bags of Cranberries (I used Ocean Spray brand) ($6.00)

6 cups POM brand Pomegranate juice ($7.99)

1 cup Orange Juice ($1.50)

1/2 cup honey ($1.25)

The zest from 2 oranges ($1.00)

3 teaspoons Cinnamon ($.50)

3/4 cup red wine you’d like to drink (I used a merlot) ($4.00)

Directions:

Rinse the cranberries, picking out any bad ones and all the stems.

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Put the cranberries, the pomegranate and orange juices, the honey and the red wine into a large sautee pan (I used All Clad’s Essential Pan, it’s huge) and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.

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Add the orange zest and the cinnamon.

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Continue to let the cranberry sauce simmer over low heat for about 25-30 minutes, or until all the cranberries have broken down, and the sauce gets thick.

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Place the cranberry sauce in a storage container and refrigerate until ready to serve!

Gourmet Cranberry Sauce (Sugar Free!)
I've always loved a gourmet cranberry sauce, like Emeril Lagasse makes, with hints of orange juice and zest and a red wine to add subtle but complex flavors. Here's my version, that's totally sugar free! It's not super sweet, but it is delicious and my kids were delighted to eat this with their turkey and stuffing.
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Ingredients
  1. 3 each 12 oz small bags of Cranberries (I used Ocean Spray brand) ($6.00)
  2. 6 cups POM brand Pomegranate juice ($7.99)
  3. 1 cup Orange Juice ($1.50)
  4. 1/2 cup honey ($1.25)
  5. The zest from 2 oranges ($1.00)
  6. 3 teaspoons Cinnamon ($.50)
  7. 3/4 cup red wine you'd like to drink (I used a merlot) ($4.00)
Instructions
  1. Rinse the cranberries, picking out any bad ones and all the stems.
  2. Put the cranberries, the pomegranate and orange juices, the honey and the red wine into a large sautee pan (I used All Clad's Essential Pan, it's huge) and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  3. Add the orange zest and the cinnamon.
  4. Continue to let the cranberry sauce simmer over low heat for about 25-30 minutes, or until all the cranberries have broken down, and the sauce gets thick.
  5. Place the cranberry sauce in a storage container and refrigerate until ready to serve!
Notes
  1. Nutritional Note: This recipe is Paleo, complies with SCD & GAPS (with a little wine or you can leave it out), is Vegetarian. It's not Clean due to the wine and the little bit of honey used.
  2. Prep time: It takes just a few minutes to prep, and about 30 minutes to reduce down the cranberry sauce to the thick, viscous consistency we are familiar with.
  3. Yield: Plenty of cranberry sauce for a Thanksgiving dinner! Approximately 1.5 quarts.
  4. Tools: Large sautee pan, a strainer, a spatula, and a few measuring spoons/cups.
  5. Recipe Cost: Approximately $21.99
Adapted from Emeril Lagasse
Adapted from Emeril Lagasse
Oreganic Farms http://oreganicfarms.com/
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