Saturday, November 21, 2009

scd apple cranberry sauce

OK, so I wasn't going to post anymore.


I came up with this recipe for apple cranberry sauce. It's so good, I had to share it with you. Plus, it doesn't have an obscene amount of honey in it like some other recipes I've seen.

No photo because it's chilling in the fridge and I forgot. Sorry!


3 cups fresh or frozen whole cranberries
3 apples, peeled and cut into reasonable chunks
1 cup SCD legal grape juice (Welch's 100 percent grape juice without any calcium)
3 tablespoons honey

Add all ingredients to a small saucepan. Bring to boil. Turn down to low heat. Simmer on LOW (watch for sticking, so give them a stir now and then) until most of the cranberries have popped and the apples are softened, about 20 minutes. Stir and taste after it's cooled down a bit. Add more honey if desired (I like my cranberry sauce kinda tart).

And there ya go! Gluten free, grain free, egg free, soy free... you get the idea. :P

Now, I admit that I don't know how many cranberries are in a standard bag -- I believe that 3 cups equals 12 ounces, so 4 cups would be a one pound bag. I measured from the giant bag of fresh cranberries I got at Costco.

But this recipe can be adjusted to whatever amount you have. For every cup of cranberries, you add 1 apple, 1/3 cup grape juice, and 1 tbsp honey. It's very straightforward.

As for the fresh cranberries, I immediately threw the bag in the freezer after I bought it, because they go bad kinda fast in the fridge. I learned that the hard way.

Hope you enjoy the recipe! Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

Susan :)


Anonymous said...

hey, i made the sauce but I couldn't find a strainer small enough to separate the seeds... It would be really good if I could easily get the seeds out. Do they make cranberries without seeds? Or can you give me the name of a strainer that has holes tiny enough to separate the tiny seeds...

Susan said...

I think it would be impossible to separate out the seeds. And no, there are no seedless cranberries. Sorry. :/