Cranberry Sauce

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Here is my cranberry sauce recipe. Delicious and popular during the holiday season, this sauce can also be used as a spread for various other occasions and uses. You must try recipe if you love cranberries!

A delicious presentation of our kidney healthy cranberry sauce.

Why making your own cranberry sauce

There are many reasons to make your own cranberry sauce. Here are the main ones:

  1. You can have the pleasure to use fresh cranberries.
  2. You can customize it as you want.
  3. Less sugar and more simple ingredients.

Renal information

(Coming soon after revision!)

Renal modifications

Cut the sugar

If you want to reduce the sugar content, the best way is by using less maple syrup. You can use 1/4 cup instead of 1/2 cup. The final result will be more tart, but still great!

Tips to make a good cranberry sauce

Pop the cranberries

It is important to make sure that all the cranberries are popped. By doing this, you will be sure to get a good and thick sauce without unpopped cranberries. I tried without popping them once and the sauce had the same good taste, but the texture was less interesting.

Don’t overcook it

It can be tempting to get the right texture while simmering, but be aware that the sauce will thicken A LOT as it cools. So don’t overcook it and be patient.

Cranberry sauce variations

(Variation photo coming soon!)

Honey

In this recipe, it’s possible to use honey instead of maple syrup. Simply use the same amount as indicated in the recipe.

Play with the spices

In this recipe I used a cinnamon stick to add a little sweetness and a bit of spiciness. I also added 2 anises star to add a very light and intricate aftertaste. But you can have fun with your spices and experiment, or simply keep it simple and use none.

Orange burst

If you like a strong orange taste, replace an amount of water by the same amount of orange juice. You can also add orange zest once cooked!

Adjust the thickness

You can easily adjust the thickness of this recipe. To make it a little more liquid, simply use 1/2 cup of water and orange juice instead of 1/3 cup. On the contrary if you want it thicker, use 1/4 cup water and orange juice.

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Apple and Cranberry Crumble

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Maple Blueberry Pudding

Cranberry Sauce

A delicious holiday classic that serves as a condiment for all kinds of festive dishes.
4.8 from 4 votes
Low protein | Low sodium | Vegan | Vegetarian
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Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 15 mins
Temps de refroidissement 15 mins
Total 40 mins
Course Sauces, Condiments & Dressings
Method Cooktop
Servings 26 servings (30 ml)
Calories 16 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 4 cups cranberries (Fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup(s) water
  • ¼ cup(s) pressed orange juice (Juice of approximately one orange)
  • ¼ cup(s) maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Scrape the zest from the orange then squeeze it. If you don't have at least 1/4 of orange juice, you can use orange juice for the missing part.
    Orange zest on a cutting board.
  • Add all the ingredients except the cranberries to a saucepan and mix well.
    Mixing all the ingredients, except the cranberries, in a pot.
  • Add the cranberries and bring to a boil over high heat.
    Boiling kidney friendly cranberry sauce.
  • Once boiling, simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes. Before you finish cooking, stir the sauce with a wooden spoon to check that all the cranberries are burst. If there are intact cranberries, mash them with the spoon.
    Simmering kidney healthy cranberry sauce.
  • Let cool before serving, the sauce will thicken a lot as it cools.
    Cooling kidney friendly cranberry sauce.

Notes

This recipe produces approximately 800 ml of cranberry sauce.
You don’t have an orange, you can use lemon zest and bottled orange juice.
If you find that the taste of your sauce is too tart, you can add a little more maple syrup and orange juice to adjust it to your liking.
Maple syrup can be replaced with honey or agave syrup. However, be aware that honey is not vegan if it is important to you.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Sauce
Serving Size
 
30 ml (2 tbsp)
Amount per Serving
Calories
16
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0
g
0
%
Sodium
 
1
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
23
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
4
g
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
0
g
Vitamin A
 
13
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
4
mg
0
%
Iron
 
0
mg
0
%
Phosphorus
 
2
mg
0
%
*5% or less is a little, 15% or more is a lot

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