This Paleo Cranberry Sauce Recipe is so easy to make and actually healthy - only sweetened with honey and fresh orange juice. In addition, this Paleo cranberry recipe is gluten free, dairy free and lower in sugar than your average cranberry sauce recipe.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I've been happily brainstorming ideas for our family gathering.
Is cranberry sauce usually on your menu?
To be honest, as a kid I was not a fan of cranberry sauce. Especially the canned kind (yuck)! But, homemade Paleo cranberry sauce is something else.
The Best Paleo Cranberry Sauce Recipe
This simple Paleo Thanksgiving recipe is:
- easy to make - cooked on the stovetop in 15 minutes
- Paleo and gluten free
- slightly sweetened, tart and perfect on homemade Paleo bread
- only 3 ingredients required
- can be made ahead of time
It's a super simple, healthy cranberry sauce recipe that stores well in the fridge and pairs perfectly with a fresh baked loaf of bread, homemade rolls, turkey and mashed potatoes.
Ingredients in Paleo Cranberry Sauce
Only 3 main ingredients are needed for this real simple cranberry sauce:
- fresh, organic cranberries
- juice from a large orange
- raw honey
- ground cinnamon (optional)
- sea salt (optional)
While the cinnamon and salt are optional, I highly recommend adding these two ingredients for optimal flavor.
How to Make Paleo Cranberry Sauce
This is one of the easiest Paleo Thanksgiving recipes to add to your family meal. Here's how to make it:
First, combine cranberries, fresh squeezed orange juice and honey in a large skillet or sauce pan.
Place the pan on your stove top and set heat to medium. Then, cook the cranberries for 15 minutes on medium heat, stirring frequently. Once done, the sauce will be thick and most of the cranberries will have burst.
Lastly, add in the cinnamon and salt.
How to Store Cranberry Sauce
This AIP cranberry sauce can be made fresh or cooked ahead of time. If making ahead of time, then store it in a glass, air-tight container in the fridge, up to a week prior to consuming.
Store any leftovers in the fridge, in a sealed air-tight container. This sauce is best consumed within one week, but will last up to two.
What to do with Cranberry Sauce Leftovers
Cranberry sauce pairs well with other Thanksgiving leftovers, but you can also use it in recipes.
This cranberry sauce is the same recipe used in my Cranberry Crumb Bars (the filling). If you have a lot of leftovers, you can make these - just adjust the recipe for how much sauce you have left.
More Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes
Dessert is definitely my favorite part of holiday meals! Here are a few Paleo Thanksgiving dessert recipes, perfect for family celebrations:
- Maple Pecan Bars
- Paleo Apple Pie with Crumb Topping
- No Bake Paleo Pumpkin Bars
- Paleo Chocolate Torte
Paleo Cranberry Sauce Recipe (with Honey & Orange)
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 17 minutes
This healthy Paleo Cranberry Sauce Recipe is sweetened with raw honey and fresh orange juice. It is the best, 3 ingredient Paleo cranberry sauce - simple, easy to make and delicious.
- Combine cranberries, fresh squeezed orange juice and honey in a large skillet or sauce pan.
- Place pan on the stove top and set heat to medium. Cook the cranberries for 15 minutes on medium heat, stirring frequently. Once done, the sauce will be thick and most of the cranberries will have burst.
- Stir in cinnamon and salt.
- Best stored in a sealed, air-tight glass container in the fridge, up to two weeks.
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