Cranberry Sauce

It has become a real tradition to make cranberry sauce every holiday season.Cranberry sauce - https://thegourmetconfession.com

Each year, I try to make a different version to get our taste buds seek for originality.

This year, I decided to add orange juice and zest to my cranberry sauce.  Everyone loved it!

Cranberry Sauce : you can find my recipe below.

As for the healthy side of eating (or drinking) cranberries, here are the major benefits you will get :

  • they prevent the adhesion and growth of bacteria causing dental plaque.  Studies say that cranberry mouth-wash reduces the saliva harmful bacteria and helps with gum diseases.
  • they are effective against 80% of resistant to antibiotics bacteria that cause urinary infections.  This one is for you, ladies, as 25% of women suffer from recurring urinary tract infections.
  • With their unique type of anatural substance (proanthocyanidin), they  may reduce the risk of recurring infections by up to 40%.  It acts in a similar way to antibiotics.  As per a Canadian website about cranberries, notrecanneberge.com, a glass of cranberry juice keeps the harmful bacteria from developing in just 2 hours after consumption and may last for up to ten hours.
  • They help in preventing certain types of cancerous and cardiovascular diseases as they neutralize free radicals (unstable body molecules). 
  • They will create an increase in your good cholesterol level.

So eat them fresh, dry, in sauce, in jam, in juice or even in capsules, they are good for you!Cranberry sauce - https://thegourmetconfession.com

A portion of cranberries is 50 grams of whole fresh cranberries or 125 ml of pure unsweetened cranberry juice.

Give the recipe below a try and let me know how it goes!  Comment below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cranberry Sauce
You will need a measuring cup, a pot, a wooden spoon and a mason jar.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup fresh cranberries
  2. 1/2 cup orange juice
  3. 1 teaspoon orange zest
  4. 1/4 cup of maple syrup or coconut sugar
Instructions
  1. In a pot combine all ingredients except the cranberries and bring to a boil on hight heat.
  2. Once boiling, add in the cranberries. Reduce the heat to medium. Simmer and stir frequently for 15 minutes.
  3. Let cool down completely and transfer into a mason jar. Put in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Notes
  1. This recipe can be made ahead of time. Flavors will come together if done at least a day in advance.
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